An Essex teenager is calling on the government to do more to tackle poverty and injustice as a way of dealing with knife crime.
17-year-old Rachel Ojo is chair of the UK's Youth Parliament - they've launched a report calling on the government to do more to tackle poverty and injustice as a way to deal with knife crime.
Among the key findings of the report were:
- A clear link between poverty and young people getting involved in a gang
- School exclusions should be the very last resort when dealing with troubled young people
- The government should focus on deterring people getting involved in gangs, not punishing those who do
Russell Hookey spoke to Rachel and asked her the report's conclusions: