‘My life with Joshua, and what he can teach us all’ – in conversation with Alison Cope

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Alison Cope was, and always will be, the proud mum of Joshua Ribera. In 2013, Josh’s musical career as grime artist Depzman had just taken off, with a number one album, and tours of the UK and Europe. In September that year he was murdered in a knife attack outside a night club in Birmingham. He was only 18 years old.

In this podcast, Alison talks to HeadStart about her son, and how she now works with schools and the community to dissuade young people from carrying knives.

Review

Alison is an inspiration, having taken the most tragic event one can imagine, and used her story to prevent other parents from having to experience the same tragedy. Essential listening.

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18/07/2018

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