Essex schoolchildren taught about dangers of gangs

26 June 2018, 07:46 | Updated: 26 June 2018, 08:09

A new play is touring schools in Essex teaching young people about the dangers of being part of a gang.

It's been commissioned by police in Southend.

Sharon Williams, founder of 'N' Act theatre, wrote the piece that tells the story of a young girl who gets involved with a gang.

Children in the audience can ask the characters questions to try and influence the end result.

Just last weekend a 15 year old boy was stabbed to death in Romford.

Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder have been released under investigation