Here at the centre, we care passionately about the local community, which is why we are supporting KnifeSavers initiative to fight knife crime across Merseyside.

Unfortunately, there have been 48 stabbings in Merseyside this year, of which four were fatal. Nikhil Misra, a surgeon at locally based Aintree Hospital has launched a wider safety campaign to educate the general public to deal with life threatening bleeding caused by knife injuries.

Bleeding control kits have now been launched across Liverpool to help save the lives of stabbing victims. The packs, which contain scissors, gloves, tourniquets and a chest wound sealant have been launched to fight the epidemic of knife crime. Initially, a set of 100 free kits have been distributed across Liverpool and it is hoped the scheme could eventually be rolled out nationally, with packs appearing in places such as schools and supermarkets.

Neil Ashcroft, St Johns Centre Manager said: โ€œKnife crime is a serious issue facing our local communities and we understand that retailers, schools, bars and other public places can play their part. The team here at St Johns Shopping Centre are always looking at ways to improve our community and we are proud to be playing our part in tackling knife crime though this important initiative.โ€

Read more about KnifeSavers here.