12:00 PM Could 15, 2022
A tattoo artist whose brother was murdered 5 years in the past is on a mission to put in bleed management kits round Ipswich to offer somebody “extra of an opportunity to outlive”.
Paul Stansby, 39, co-owner of Fortunate 13 Tattoo Studio in Ipswich, has campaigned towards knife crime since his brother, Dean, was fatally stabbed close to Ipswich railway station in February 2017.
4 males were given life sentences in 2018 for killing father-of-five Dean, who hailed from Trimley St Mary, close to Felixstowe.
A bleed management package was put in at Mr Stansby’s tattoo studio in St Margaret’s Road on Saturday, and he’s planning to roll out extra within the coming weeks.
He mentioned: “After I misplaced my brother 5 years in the past, there was rather a lot that I felt wasn’t in place that might have been inside our group to maintain us safer and provides folks extra of an opportunity to survive if something was to happen by being within the improper place on the improper time like my brother was.
“If there was a package there that day, possibly he’d be alive right this moment. I am all the time attempting to push the attention of knife crime and the hazards of it, concurrently making certain that we play an element in with the ability to have an opportunity to avoid wasting somebody’s life.
“Having the kits put there may be going to offer a higher survival price. I am hoping that they by no means get used however in case something does occur, there’s an choice there to avoid wasting somebody’s life.”
Bleed management kits are much like first support kits however embrace trauma dressings, gauze, chest seals and tourniquets to assist cease severe bleeding.
Every field could be accessed by dialling 999 to obtain a code to open it.
Mr Stansby, who set up a charity in the wake of his brother’s murder, mentioned he speaks to a variety of victims of crime and relations who’ve suffered loss for his YouTube channel, and he discovered a standard theme.
“There’s was one factor that saved arising with the stabbings, and the individuals who have suffered, and that was that there was nothing in play,” he mentioned.
“Whereas if there had of been a package in play, then their children would have been saved too.”
Mr Stansby added the response from the group in Ipswich has been very optimistic.
He mentioned: “We’ve got funded rather a lot ourselves however we’ve got began getting native companies onboard and each time I’ve referred to as one up they’ve mentioned: ‘Sure, we’ll 100% have it.’
“So, we have eight extra being made and they need to be with us throughout the subsequent couple of weeks. Then hopefully, we’ll be getting one or two on every property round Ipswich, and 4 or 5 within the city centre masking all the issue areas. Then we’ll be shifting into Felixstowe and getting some there as effectively.”