A FREE knife crime workshop for parents is being held in Whitefield after a teenager was stabbed to death in Bury.

Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed, 18, was fatally stabbed on Market Street on Friday March 11.

He was rushed to hospital where he died shortly afterwards.

A knife workshop course will take place at Victoria Community and Youth Centre on Charles Street in Whitefield from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday April 21 to help tackle the problem of youngsters carrying blades.

Chairperson of the centre, Dean Hamer, said: “This is a course specifically designed for parents, providing you with the facts to help them feel more confident when talking to their child about knife harm, as well as practical help and guidance, and where to find support.

“It’s going to be designed to give parents support and ways of coping when they’re worried about their child being involved in knife crime and how to have conversations with them, not tackle or challenge but have that difficult conversation that they might have to have.”

The workshop will be attended by government partners and Greater Manchester Police.

Professionals delivering the course will be people who have worked with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and the Ben Kinsella Trust as well as tutors from the Salford Youth Offending Service and Salford Safeguarding Training Board.

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Dean added: “The team is highly experienced in delivering issue-based topics to hard-to-reach young people, carers, parents, and professional workers in many different local authorities throughout the UK.”

To book a place on the course visit www.vcyc.org.uk with places strictly limited to 40.