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"His death has ripped a hole in the family", says mother of knife crime victim backing police knife campaign

16-year-old Tyler Thompson died after being stabbed in the chest in November 2015 Credit: Leicestershire Police

A mother who lost her 16-year-old son to a knife crime has spoken out in support of Leicestershire Police’s #LivesNotKnives campaign.

Amy Morgan and her family were left heart-broken following the death of 16-year-old Tyler Thompson who died after being stabbed in the chest in November 2015.

19-year-old Pravdit Sian of Litelmede in Leicester was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to ‘manslaughter with loss of control’.

Speaking out in support of the #LivesNotKnives campaign, Amy said:

It’s just so hard as there was no illness, no warning, just a phone call telling me that my child had been stabbed and was not breathing. I relive it every day. It will stay with me forever.

Knife crime ruins lives. Please think about your actions.

This needs to stop.”

– Amy Morgan, Mother of Tyler Thompson

There is a "cloud of uncertainty" at the children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital, says Leicester West MP

The future of the children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester has been debated in parliament today Credit: ITV News Central

The future of the threatened children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester has been the subject of passionate debate in parliament. MPs from all sides say the proposal by NHS England to close it down simply doesn't make sense.

Campaigners fear lives would be lost if surgery is transferred to Birmingham.

While NHS England insist no decisions have yet been taken they say the shake-up is about creating a robust and sustainable service for the future. Leading the opposition today was Leicester MP Liz Kendall.

"If we get through we will win the Champions League", says fan after Foxes win

Leicester City beat FC Copenhagen making it three out of three wins so far in their Group G Champions League clash.

Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the game, five minutes before half time.

The Foxes are one victory away from qualification for the Champions League knockout phase and fans are optimistic.

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