TEENAGERS will be shown graphic pictures of serious injuries in a bid to put them off gun and knife crime.
Pc Rory Romani, from West Yorkshire Police’s firearms support unit, is holding a workshop at The Zone on St Andrews Road on Monday as part of the Think Life Not Knife campaign.
He said it was an attention-grabbing presentation.
“I show them the serious consequences of knife crime including some fairly graphic photos of injuries caused by knives,” he said.
“If this presentation helps just one young person stay away from guns and knives then it has been worth it.”
About 30 16 to 19-year-olds who are taking part in the Sporting Pride Community Trust programme will be at the workshop. Sporting Pride is designed to increase opportunities to take part in sport and increase people’s skills through sport.
Darren Andre, from the education department of Sporting Pride, said: “Unfortunately most young adults nowadays are force fed a diet of negativity, which leads them to believe that carrying knives and other treacherous tackle is the norm or somehow not real.
“However, we hope that this presentation will bring to life for young adults the massive impact that knives and guns can really have on real people within the community.”