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Leader of Walsall Council calls for community to unite following fatal Bloxwich shooting

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The Leader of Walsall Council has outlined available support and called for the community to come together following a fatal shooting in Bloxwich on Monday 8 July 2024.  

Councillor Garry Perry

Walsall Council has been working closely with schools in the surrounding area to offer support through educational psychologists and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) following the incident.  

There are also plans to invest in new, targeted outreach youth work, in partnership with local schools and Bloxwich Library. 

“ The shock within the community has really been felt following the violent crime that occurred this week, in the Blakenall and Bloxwich area that resulted in a young person losing their life.

“We are working closely with the Police and our partners to reduce levels of serious crime across the Borough.

“We are also reaching out to schools in the surrounding area to offer educational psychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in support of the incident.

“We know events of this kind, although rare, can affect deeply our communities, whether that’s community cohesion, whether it raises tensions, or actually makes you fearful for your own safety.

“Please respond to the Police when they call for community support, but more importantly, for witnesses to come forward in a confidential way so that it protects anonymity if they need to tell them something that is important to a live and ongoing Police investigation. “

Councillor Garry Perry, Leader of Walsall Council

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.  

Residents can find out what support is available to them at any Walsall Connected Centre, with the service available in the area at Bloxwich District Library, Bloxwich Community Partnership and Palace Play, Shop and Eat.   



Notes to editor:  

For more information on Walsall Connected visit:  

A video address by the Leader of Walsall Council, Councillor Garry Perry, can be found here:


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