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'My life with Joshua, and what he can teach us all' - in conversation with Alison Cope

'My life with Joshua, and what he can teach us all' - in conversation with Alison Cope

Alison Cope was, and always will be, the proud mum of Joshua Ribera. In 2013, Josh's musical career as grime artist Depzman had just taken off, with a number one album, and tours of the UK and Europe. In September that year he was murdered in a knife attack outside a night club in Birmingham. He was only 18 years old.Alison now works alongside West Midlands police, and independently, to talk to young people in schools, community organisations and youth offending institutions about the dangers of carrying knives. Her strength in turning the most tragic event any parent can imagine into positive change for other young people is an inspiration to us all.Alison was kind enough to come across to Wolverhampton yesterday for a recorded conversation about her life with Josh, her work with young people, and her thoughts about how we can support young people to rethink an attitude and culture around carrying knives that has led to a 14% increase in knife crimes between 2015 and 2016.Please liste

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