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Anti-gun crime strategy unveiled
A plan to tackle violent crime in Nottingham aims to deter young people from carrying knives and guns.

"Nottingham Stands Together" wants to identify more young people at risk of becoming criminals and help them access education and training.

The initiative takes its name from the city's mass demonstration against gun crime following the shooting of 14-year-old Danielle Beccan last year.

It is supported by the city council, police training organisations.

The city council said the three year strategy should challenge the perception that Nottingham, where gun crime rates are falling, is an unusually violent city.

But some relatives of gun crime victims have criticism the plan for taking too long to come together.

The proposals are outlined in a document to be considered by city councillors on Monday.


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