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Local Democracy Reporter based at the Manchester Evening News, covering Tameside and Oldham councils. Got a story? charlotte.green@reachplc.com 🏳️‍🌈
10 Jul 19
I’m at a warm Oldham full council where I’ll be bringing you live updates throughout the evening #LDReporter
The Oldham youth council are here to present their motion on knife crime. They say it is not a London based problem. More than 2,000 young people voted in a survey to make it the priority in Oldham, over homelessness
From surveys done by youth councillors, 14% did admit to having carried a knife. Half of these suggested they carried a knife for legitimate reasons, such as for Duke of Edinburgh Award or for eating their lunches, but the other half felt they needed it for protection.
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