8 Jan 2024

Idris Elba launches new campaign to tackle knife crime

The actor Idris Elba says he can’t “stay silent as more young lives are lost to brutal and heartless crimes” as he launched a new campaign to tackle youth violence and knife crime.

The Don’t Stop Your Future campaign is calling for an immediate ban on machetes and so-called ‘zombie’ knives, while Mr Elba has also released a new single highlighting what he sees as the Government’s failure to act. The Home Office said it would “not hesitate to do more to keep our streets safe”.