POLICE supported a determined grandmother in her campaign against knife crime when she visited a bar to hand out a special bleed-control kit.

Julie Taylor’s grandson Liam Taylor, 19, died after being stabbed in Writtle in January 2020.

Three men were jailed for a total of 58-and-a-half years for his murder.

Julie set up The Liam Taylor Legacy in his memory, pledging to raise money to ‘buy as many defibrillators as we possibly can to help someone else when they need it the most.’

She also helps to distribute London Ambulance Service approved bleed-control kits around Essex and delivered one to CKN Bar & Kitchen in Brentwood this week.

Sgt James Burden said: “Although we hope these kits will never have to be used, there is no doubt they will help to save lives if they are.”

The kits contain tourniquets, bandages and chest seals to stop catastrophic bleeding resulting from a knife wound, gunshot wound or road traffic collision.

Julie regularly speaks at events and accompanies police to schools to talk to children about knife crime and tell Liam’s story.

She works tirelessly to help distribute the bleed-control kits, which are funded by the Daniel Baird Foundation, set up by Daniel’s mother Lynne after his fatal stabbing in Birmingham in July 2017.

Recently, Julie has also presented kits to The Garrison Tavern in Chelmsford High Street – where staff and customers have been fundraising for the Liam Taylor Legacy.

Kits were also provided to The Queen Victoria pub in Spital Road, Maldon; Maldon’s Plume Academy; and The Lounge Bar in Braintree Market Place.

For more information on The Liam Taylor Legacy and to donate visit bit.ly/3lsOGfR and to learn more about bleed kits visit controlthebleed.org.uk/.