Civic leaders say they never want to see another stabbing death like that of Ramarni Crosby.

Gloucestershire County Council is set to debate proposals next week to develop an action plan to deter young people from carrying knives.

They are expected to note the profound impact the death of Ramarni Crosby has had on the city of Gloucester.

The 16-year-old, from Frampton on Severn, suffered stab wounds on December 15 in Stratton Road, Gloucester.

And councillors say they never want to see another of the county’s young children harmed through knife crime.

Councillor Nick Housden (C, Stonehouse) and Cllr Alastair Chambers (Independent Conservative, Coney Hill and Matson) are expected to propose the motion on May 18.

“We want all of our children and young people to feel safe in their communities and for no one to carry a weapon – either with intent for violence or for perceived protection,” the motion reads.

The proposal is for the council to develop an action plan alongside their partners in the police, schools and youth groups to ensure that the county council is doing all that it can to deter young people from carrying knives.

It says the action plan should focus on what the council can ‘do differently’ to ensure they are learning lessons from the past as well as successes from other council areas.

“We will listen and work with partners in areas of high knife crime to learn what more we can be doing to support those communities and prevent young people from carrying knives in the first place,” the motion reads.