PCC statement on recent violent incidents
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has
issued the following statement following recent fatal violent
"The recent spate of fatal stabbings and rise in violent
crime is very concerning.
"The police will continue to do all they can to prevent
violence and bring perpetrators to justice.
"Tough action, whilst necessary and correct won't stop the
rise in violent crime on its own.
"There are no quick fixes and this is not an issue that we
can simply arrest our way out of.
"It will only be through concerted efforts to give our young
people opportunities and to educate them on the dangers of violence
that we will create lasting change."