Holly Watson, whose brother Lewis was fatally stabbed in 2009, has recieved an award for her bravery and dedication from the Suffolk Police Force.
Holly’s ‘I don’t carry a knife’ campain has lead to the teenager working with police to install blade amnesty bins across the county. More than 1,000 knives have been collected as a result, and Holly’s heart-felt campaign shows no sign of slowing down. Simon Ash, chief constable of Suffolk Police said, ‘I would say she is a very modest individual but very driven around wanting to make a difference in response to knife crime.’
You can visit Holly’s website (supplied by Mackman earlier in her campaign) at IDontCarryAKnife.org to learn more about knife crime and the ground-level approach that Holly is taking to combat the culture of acceptability amongst young people when it comes to carrying a blade.