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Meet James Brindley’s parents

On the evening of the 23 June 2017, 26-years-old James Brindley was fatally stabbed in Aldridge, Walsall.

He was only walking home from seeing his friends. James didn’t even know his attacker.

The time between James seeing his attacker and being stabbed was only 34 seconds.

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Meet Beverley and Mark Brindley

James’ parents never thought knife crime could affect them.

Below Mark and Beverley express why you should take responsibility and talk to your child about knives, even if you don’t believe it would impact your child.

They also talk you through how you can have that conversation.

Think knife crime won’t affect you?

Believe a knife provides protection?

How to have a conversation with your child…