A Bournemouth mum's fight against knife crime is gaining momentum

A Bournemouth mum's fight against knife crime is gaining momentum

EDUCATION: TYBUK founder Jane Ormerod with Nick's Place

Nicholas who was fatally stabbed in 2011

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A CHARITY founded by a Bournemouth woman whose son was stabbed to death is making great strides in the fight against knife crime.

Turn Your Back UK (TYBUK) is now working in prisons and youth clubs in a bid to educate offenders as well as young members of society about the dangers of carrying knives.

And it is now devising a workshop which will be taken into schools and youth clubs from the autumn.

TYBUK was founded by Jane Ormerod following the shocking death of her son, Nicholas, three years ago.

The 29-year-old died in a Boscombe street after being fatally stabbed following an argument in a flat.

His attacker, alcoholic Mark Haylock, received a prison sentence of eight years and is due for release next year after serving just half his sentence.

Jane, of Cranleigh Road, Southbourne, is channelling her grief into the charity in a bid to prevent tragedies in the future.

She said: “I was nervous at first when I went into Portland prison to talk to people who had committed knife offences but in order to find out why people use knives, you have to talk to the ones that use them.

“A lot of it is drugs related or knives are used for robbery. I showed them all a video of Nicholas and they were all sorry that I had lost my son and they all think the sentence given to Haylock was insulting.”

TYBUK will be attending events across Dorset this summer including carnivals and fun days in a bid to promote their message that it is dangerous to carry knives and to raise vital funds.

“If you carry a knife you will either hurt someone or get hurt yourself,” said Jane. “We are also hoping to get involved in more education initiatives.

“Education starts in the home. Do you know how many knives you’ve got in the drawer? Would you notice if one was missing? Children need to be taught that knives stay in the house.”

There are also plans for the charity to examine the way knives are sold to ensure they do not fall into the wrong hands.

Jane is urging the public to support the charity financially, either at events, or to donate through their website, tybuk.com

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12:01pm Tue 6 May 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Kids who go to youth clubs are hardly the type to carry knives, perhaps a few notices in off license windows would be more appropriate.
Kids who go to youth clubs are hardly the type to carry knives, perhaps a few notices in off license windows would be more appropriate. GeorgeW64
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12:47pm Tue 6 May 14

janeorm says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
Kids who go to youth clubs are hardly the type to carry knives, perhaps a few notices in off license windows would be more appropriate.
Sadly GeorgeW64 thats not strictly true,, we have met several youths at the youth clubs that have carried knives,, thankfully after our workshop and working with them they dont carry knives now ,, and very much liking your comment about off licenses
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Kids who go to youth clubs are hardly the type to carry knives, perhaps a few notices in off license windows would be more appropriate.[/p][/quote]Sadly GeorgeW64 thats not strictly true,, we have met several youths at the youth clubs that have carried knives,, thankfully after our workshop and working with them they dont carry knives now ,, and very much liking your comment about off licenses janeorm
  • Score: 9

4:07pm Tue 6 May 14

pete woodley says...

A long time ago when i did a spell as a youth leader,i was given the sack for taking a large knive off one of the youths.I was told i should have just told him,to leave it in his pocket !.
A long time ago when i did a spell as a youth leader,i was given the sack for taking a large knive off one of the youths.I was told i should have just told him,to leave it in his pocket !. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

4:58pm Tue 6 May 14

janeorm says...

pete woodley wrote:
A long time ago when i did a spell as a youth leader,i was given the sack for taking a large knive off one of the youths.I was told i should have just told him,to leave it in his pocket !.
thankfully things have changed since then Pete,
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: A long time ago when i did a spell as a youth leader,i was given the sack for taking a large knive off one of the youths.I was told i should have just told him,to leave it in his pocket !.[/p][/quote]thankfully things have changed since then Pete, janeorm
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