Knife amnesty plan is ‘Ideal’

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A FUND set up to honour murdered schoolboy Adil Basharat will pay for knife bins where teenagers can get rid of unwanted weapons.

The plan is part of The Adil ‘Ideal’ Project, set up by friends of the 16-year-old who was killed outside Kingsbrook School in Deanshanger last month.

Jodie-Mae Nash, Zak Mir, Joanna Tucker, Kayleigh Kunder, Keenan Krugar, Haydn Lewis, Emilia Hardern, Rob Peacock and Zain Hussain hope the project will also raise money for a memorial bench for Adil.

They are hoping to raise money through a 16+ event at Oceana and increase awareness of the dangers of knife crime.

Jodie-Mae, 15, said: “We want to educate people with the aim of reducing and eventually stopping knife crime.

“The money we will hopefully raise will go towards a memorial bench for Adil and help to fund knife bins, where teenagers can get rid of weapons safely without having to go to the police.

“Eventually we would be looking to make this an annual event so we can help to keep our memories of Adil alive.”

She added: “We wanted to do something for all of those people who were unable to make it to Adil’s funeral and give him the send off he would have wanted.

“And that is a big party full of all of his close friends.”

Four men – Adam Moore from Cosgrove, Freddie Wilson from Deanshanger, Daniel Anderson from Stony Stratford, all 19, and Jake Batten, 21, from Deanshanger – have been charged with murder and are awaiting trial at the crown court.

A fifth man, aged 19, was arrested in Milton Keynes yesterday.