Anti Knife Crime High Street Gig/Consultation

Anti-knife crime campaigners concluded their string of awareness-raising events on Saturday with a public consultation and live music in town.

Swipe in conjunction with Aik Saath and Thames Valley Police, took to Slough High Street to spread their message to shoppers.

Live bands including Irregularity, Fried Squirrel and The Pedal Pushers were playing to attract people towards the stand where they were each asked three questions about knife crime.

As a reward for answering the questions, they were put forward into a draw to win prizes.

Swipe Community Development Officer Jamie Green said he was happy to bring the campaign to a close in the knowledge that swipes team of young people have made a difference to the knife crime situation in Slough.

“We’ve been trying to make young people aware of the perils of carrying a knife,” he said.
“We felt that by doing something in the town centre we would be able to get across to a wide range of the public.
“This is a consultation with the town’s youth.”

Previous Swipe events included two shows at the West Wing arts centre, which attracted large crowds.

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