Youth organisations in South Yorkshire are being invited to present proposals for funding from the region’s newly launched Violence Reduction Unit. The unit has been awarded £1.6m of Home Office funding for work on preventing and reducing violent crime and is inviting youth and community organisations to apply for grants of up to £20,000. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
As part of Restorative Justice Week, victims of crime are being supported to meet their offenders to discuss the impact of the crime and repair the harm. Restorative justice schemes are designed to offer victims the chance to be heard, to get answers to questions and to provide a sense of closure. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, has said the spike in knife crime is alarming but police are doing their best to tackle the issue. Sheffield has seen a surge in knife attacks this year with 5 people having died after suffering stab wounds. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A Sheffield youth worker has claimed cuts in funding for young people has contributed to the recent spike in knife crime in Sheffield. Saeed Brasab, founder of Unity Gym which aims to help young people to stay away from crime, told Sheffield Live! he would like to see more opportunities to engage young people in dialogue and learning new skills. Baillor Jalloh reports.
A Broomhall youth worker has blamed cuts to youth and social funding as a reason for the rise in youth crime. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Saeed Brasab, project coordinator at Unity Gym.
Two men are receiving hospital treatment for serious injuries after a firearm was discharged in the Broomhall area of Sheffield. Emergency services were called to Headford Grove at around 1.20am on Thursday morning. The victims, both in their mid 20’s remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A group of Sheffield mums have joined together in a bid to tackle the rise in knife crime in the city. The group, called Mums United, has been formed to try to prevent young people getting involved in gang-related violence and anti-social behaviour. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Brightside and Hillsborough MP, Gill Furniss, has called for increased police resources to tackle knife crime, in an interview with Sheffield Live! Baillor Jalloh reports.
A group of young Sheffield men are set to visit schools across the city in a campaign to cut down on knife crime. 20 year old Lewis Pask, pro boxer Luke Junior and their friends have devised the “Drop the Knife” campaign to raise awareness of knife crime and its dangers. The initiative comes just a week after two teenagers were stabbed to death in different neighbourhoods. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A news agent in Sheffield who was attacked with a gun in his shop has thanked the police and the public for their support. Sajjad Ahmed Chaudhry, who owns the National News shop in Sharrow was left with bruises and a black eye when masked raiders burst into his shop. Mr Chaudhry wrestled the gun from his attackers and was badly bruised during the ordeal. It is he fifth time he’s been attacked since 1997. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!