A councillor and father of a knife crime victim has pledged his support for an anti-violence march in High Wycombe at the weekend.

Khalil Ahmed, who is Labour’s parliamentary candidate and a district councillor, will attend the anti-knife crime protest in the town centre on Saturday, October 12.

The march will bring the community together in a show of unity against the growing threat of youth knife crime.

Cllr Ahmed will join the rally, which will meet at The Rye at 2pm, alongside Moya Griffiths, the mother of Jourdan Griffiths, who was murdered aged 20 in 2009.

The councillor’s son Akeel was also stabbed alongside his friend in the Eden Shopping Centre in a vicious attack on June 23, 2017.

Fortunately, Akeel made a full recovery from the shocking daylight stabbing.

Cllr Ahmed said: “Along with other parents whose children have been the victims of violent crime I will be saying no to youth violence on Saturday, October 12.

“I can only support Moya Griffiths, who has lost her son so tragically and show solidarity by marching alongside her this weekend.”

The community will rally together at the Wycombe Rye Lido from 2pm before marching to the town centre.

The march will head through The Rye, crossing the London Road, gathering in Frogmoor before walking to the town hall through the High Street.

Outside the town hall, a minute’s silence in memory of young people who have lost their lives to violent crime will be held at around 3pm.

The High Wycombe march is part of a nationwide campaign against violence called Your City Says No.

Last week, Ms Griffiths, who has tirelessly worked to combat knife crime since the death of her son, told the Bucks Free Press she was helping to lead the march because “I don’t want another parent to go through what I have had to go through”.