Live question and answer session with Preston Police and JJ Effect founder as part of anti-knife crime week

Posted on - 28th April, 2021 - 4:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Byron Highton and Police at the JJ Effect youth club.

Preston Police will be hosting a live question and answers session with JJ Effect founder Byron Highton.


The creator of anti-knife organisation, JJ Effect CIC is joining the cities police force in efforts to educate locals on knife crime at 6pm on Thursday April 29. The collaboration comes as part of a nation-wide crackdown on knife crime, focused on hot-spot areas.

Thursday’s session will run from Preston Police Facebook page from 6pm until 7, as the force’s Violence Reduction and Knife Crime Coordinator Sergeant Nick Miller and Byron join the intensifying efforts to tackle knife crime as part of a national week of action.

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Efforts have been made all over the country to bring focus upon knife crime and target serious violence as part of Operation Sceptre, a national crackdown on weaponised attacks.

The JJ Effect have partnered with Preston police for the week, taking part in local weapon sweeps, home interventions and school visits.

The JJ Effect CIC, run by Byron Highton and Daniel Jude, specialise within early intervention, providing anti-knife presentations at schools up and down the country in efforts to prevent young people carrying knives. Their educational talks take place in the memory of Jon-Jo Highton, Byron’s younger brother, who tragically lost his life through knife crime in August 2018 aged just 18 years old.

The On The Ropes Youth Club.

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Byron now runs the ‘On The Ropes’ youth club, based at Smart Fit gym on Campbell Street, where him and his team work alongside vulnerable children to educate them on the dangers of carrying a knife.

You can join the live on Facebook this Thursday evening @PrestonPolice.

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