Via Dewsbury Reporter:
A BID to steer young people away from crime, drugs and gangs is being run in mosques.
The ‘cutting edge’ talks are also a response to a Dewsbury councillor’s claim that some communities are living in fear.
Coun Karam Hussain recently told the Reporter some Asian youths were creating a climate of fear with violent burglaries.
Speaking after a member of his own family was targeted, Coun Hussain said some residents in Ravensthorpe were too frightened to report problems to the police.
Originally aimed at the aftermath of the summer riots, the talks, delivered by youth services officer PC Pete Whitehouse, are a partnership between police, Kirklees Faith Network and Street Chance Dewsbury.