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Consultant backs Gazette's anti-knife campaign
11:38am Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in News
A CONSULTANT in Colchester General Hospital’s emergency department has added his support to the Gazette’s anti-knife campaign.
Mr Kazim Mirza is the longest-serving consultant in Colchester’s A and E department.
During his career, he has seen it all but the experienced medic said he finds knife crime “scary”.
Mr Mirza said: “It is scary to think people are mad enough to use a knife.
“They have no fear at all. They don’t think of the outcome.
“A knife injury can ruin someone’s life. They can be left in a wheelchair, with a facial injury or it can even be fatal.
“There can be horrendous consequences. A mother may lose her son but the perpetrators doesn’t think about the hurt they have caused.
“When they injure or kill, it is not just the victim they have hurt; it is their family, their spouse, their children. There is a bigger picture.”