Knife crime campaign gets the go-ahead

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A KNIFE crime campaign launched following the death of a man in Pumpherston has won the backing of councillors in West Lothian

The No Knives Better Lives campaign was established in memory of Jim Tierney, who lost his life in a knife crime attack in April 2010. As part of the campaign, a petition has been drawn up calling on the government to introduce tougher sentences for knife attacks.

John McGinty, leader of West Lothian Council, said: “We are very pleased to be able to support the campaign. Knife crimes are UK-wide issue and it is vital that the message not to carry a knife gets out.

“We are working with West Lothian Community Safety Unit and local police officers in our schools to highlight the dangers of knife crime.”