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James Brindley’s parents message to YOU

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

He was only walking home from seeing his friends. James didn’t know his attacker, who was only 17-years-old.

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

Ammar Kahrod was sentenced to life with a minimum of 17 years in prison for killing James.

Meet James’ parents

Mark and Beverley never thought they’d ever lose their son James. As well as James losing his life, they’re also serving a life sentence for someone carrying a knife.

They want to tell you how much knife crime can affect someone, and let you know you always have a choice.

Please be warned that some might find this video upsetting