West Mercia PCC is funding a new initiative using virtual reality to educate youngsters about the consequences of carrying a knife or becoming a victim of gang crime. 

‘Virtual Decisions’ will be heading to classrooms and youth centres across the area aiming to to make decisions based on real-world scenarios.

Following the interactive session, there will be in-depth discussions and exercises helping to increase knowledge and raise awareness around the complex issues that lead to knife possession and affiliated behaviour.   

Funding the programme, this latest investment is just part of the PCC’s work to tackle the national rise in knife related crime and steer young people away from offending.