The Redeemed Christian Church of God, very ably, organised a march to promote their campaign ‘Say No to Knife and Drugs’. Officially starting in Kedermister Park, the march made it’s way to Slough town centre, to spread awareness about the impact of drugs and violent crime.
Over the past year, there has been approximately an 8% increase in crimes involving knives or sharp instruments across the country. Understandably, many are concerned about this number rising further, yet the Tory Government has slashed billions from police budgets over the past decade and has failed to truly tackle this spiralling issue.
We need to properly support our under-funded local services, including youth services and education, in order to reduce knife crime, as well as ensuring we have enough police officers on our streets.