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#LifeOrKnife

An ex-gang member’s message to YOU

Omar Sharif was just 13 years old when he started carrying a knife, he joined a gang and they became his new ‘family’

When his friend Jevonne was stabbed and killed, he knew things had to change. He left London and moved to Coventry to get away from the gang and turn his life around.

He knows it’s not easy to leave a gang and change your friends, but he learnt the hard way that when you need them most – your gang’s not really there for you.