Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere unite against knife crime epidemic – Liverpool FC
Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere have united in Merseyside’s stance against knife crime following the tragic death of 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool city centre.
The 12-year-old was stabbed to death on November 25 after attending a Christmas lights show in Liverpool with friends, with a 14-year-old boy since being charged with murder.
The tragedy has sparked a surge of emotions and calls for change, with the Merseyside derby showing the two clubs uniting under the banner of ‘no knives in our city.’
The knife crime epidemic is growing at an alarming rate and Merseyside’s football clubs along with regional police and the Combined Authority are stepping in.
A statement of participation from the three clubs said:
“Following the senseless murder of Ava White in Liverpool last week, we are coming together to fight knife carry and the knife knife has had a devastating impact as well as violent crime on our community.
“We extend our sincere condolences to Ava’s family, friends and everyone who had the opportunity to know this kind and inspiring young man.
“Liverpool is a city built on compassion and solidarity, and we have to take a unified stance – knives are not acceptable, for any reason. This is a simple message that can save hundreds of lives every year.
“We urge our community to help us reinforce this message and stop the catastrophic impact of knife crime and violence on our families and society.”
The LFC will increase the provision of targeted sessions in the local community to reduce anti-social behavior and violence while Everton in the Community providing early intervention and recovery support.
Everyone can make positive and lasting changes in the community, which is essential.
Merseyside Assistant Police Chief Ngaire Waine said: “We are committed to continuing to work with our partners to ensure knife crime is prevented, youth education, and offenders brought to justice. and protect our community.
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