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Parents of murdered teenagers help police launch knife amnesty

The parents of two murdered teenagers from Essex have helped police launch a new knife amnesty.

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Parents of murdered teenagers help launch knife amnesty

Trevor Woolley and Caroline Shearer at the launch of the knife amnesty Credit: ITV News Anglia

The parents of two murdered teenagers from Essex have helped police launch a new knife amnesty.

Caroline Shearer has been campaigning against knife crime since her son Jay Whiston was stabbed to death in Colchester nearly three years ago in September 2012.

Trevor Woolley's son Ashley died after being attacked in Chelmsford's Oaklands Park in December last year.

This morning they joined police to put a giant amnesty bin outside the police station in Chelmsford. Last year a similar trial in Colchester resulted in more than 400 blades being handed in.

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