Hate crime, knife crime and personal safety was high on the agenda for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Youth Summit.

Commissioner David Jamieson welcomed six new Youth Commissioners to the role and thank the eight stepping down for their hard work.

The Commissioner gave a speech detailing both the opportunities and challenges facing young people in the West Midlands.

The Youth Commissioners delivered a presentation about their achievements over the past 12 months, including the production of a schools video on anti-social behaviour in Dudley and a food collection for the victims of domestic violence in Coventry.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “Youth Commissioners are elected by their peers to be the voice of their generation.

“They speak up on issues that affect young people and it is wonderful to see such engaged and active citizens.

“There will be around 100 young people in tonight’s audience and they will be treated to an interactive theatre performance along the themes of hate and knife crime and personal safety – issues that are extremely important to our Youth Commissioners and were selected specifically by them.”

The Youth Summit took place at Tally Ho! in Birmingham Wednesday 23 February.

Last year’s summit centered on the theme of knife crime.

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