I support Drop The Knife.

I have backed The Star’s Drop The Knife campaign. I am distressed that the number of reported stabbings in Sheffield have reached 23. This is sad, and unacceptable news. I am pleased to support The Star’s campaign to reduce knife crime.

There is no easy answer to resolving knife crime, but as a starter I believe we need greater resources for the police, government agencies all working together in a joined up way, as well as tougher sentences with more of an emphasis on rehabilitation and education.

We also need to give hope for the future by investing in our young people through youth services, jobs and training.

Jared O'Mara MP
Sheffield Hallam

Jared O'Mara