Warrington & Vale Royal College was delighted to recently welcome guest speaker Rob Jackson, Emergency Nurse Clinician, who delivered an informative knife crime prevention session to the college’s students.
Rob worked at Royal Liverpool University Hospital for 23 years and is now based at Salford Royal Hospital. Rob’s extensive experience within these A&E departments means he has seen the devastating impact of knife crime first-hand.
Rob has been presenting to young people across Merseyside and Cheshire for the past 12 years, sharing sobering stories about the life-changing injuries and fatalities he has witnessed as a result of knife crime. Rob also discussed the factors that can lead to knife crime, explaining that those who are around drugs or part of a gang at a young age are much more likely to become a victim of knife crime. He also explained that those who carry knives are highly likely to end up having the weapon turned on themselves.
PC Mel Marsh-Croft, Cheshire Police Youth Engagement Officer, coordinated the session and explained that the objective of the presentation is to help young people become fully aware of the dangers of knife crime and dissuade them from falling into the wrong crowd. This hard-hitting presentation is designed to get young people thinking about how much damage knife crime, and even carrying a knife, can do.
The college is very grateful to Rob for his visit, and is certain that his thought-provoking session has had a positive impact on its students.