George Michael asked to help tackle knife crime

December 17th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI  

London, December 17 (ANI): Neighbours of George Michael have reportedly asked the singer to help tackle knife crime in the area by supporting a proposal looking to encourage kids to express themselves through music rather than violence.

The former Wham! frontman was said to have received a letter from residents and school officials in Highgate, north London to help children turn to a pen rather than a blade.

In the interests of discouraging knife crime, a safer neighbourhood group in Highgate have written to George to ask for help, the Daily Star quoted a source as saying.

Theyre trying to get local children to focus on the challenges they face living in the area and express it in creative songwriting instead of violence.

Theyve asked for George to use his contacts ideally in organising a songwriting competition in schools, the source added.

The pop artist, who had already sponsored Highgate Summer Festival of 2008, is yet to reach a decision regarding the proposal. (ANI)

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