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We’re all part of the solution to knife crime

Nurse Michelle Cox, whose son survived a machete attack, says violent crime is an issue for everyone, not just BME communities

Nurse Michelle Cox, whose son survived a machete attack, says violent crime is an issue for everyone, not just BME communities

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them, the writer Maya Angelou once said.

That’s exactly what I am seeking to do by writing this article for Nursing Standard, two years after my son was involved in a horrific machete attack.

Up and down Britain, communities are being affected by gun and knife crime. It seems that not a week goes by without another news item on the stabbing or killing of a young person, and each time my stomach does somersaults as I think of the turmoil the family will go through.

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