Grieving Herts Father Backs Knife Amnesty

12 February 2018, 09:25 | Updated: 12 February 2018, 09:36

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A grieving father is backing a knife amnesty across Essex after his son was stabbed to death.

ANYONE can be a victim of knife crime..

That is from a father in Hertfordshire who says his life was turned upside down when his son was 'needlessly' stabbed to death:

"{It} ruined us, literally ruined us, he was our only child as well - 21.

"It is awful, {he was a} totally innocent boy as well," he told Heart.

Paul wants children to be educated about the dangers of knife crime from an early age.

"They need help. This is a transfer from junior school to secondary school - that's a dangerous time because they're turning from kids - they try and turn into men.

"They're drawn into these gangs."

This week, Operation Sceptre will see more police on the streets and targeted weapons raids across Hertfordshire. Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

There'll also be knife amnesty bins.