South Yorkshire police chief teams up with talent show singer

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South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright is teaming up with a former talent show contestant to deliver messages to children through music.

He has invited Amelix Youth Projects into schools this week as part of a nationwide tour.

The company has embarked on a ‘Is It Worth It?’ tour, promoting key messages to help reduce anti-social behaviour and alert young people to dangers, including drug misuse, joy riding and using the internet and social media.

One of its performers is Brett Davison, who appeared on the BBC’s The Voice last year.

Mr Wright said: “Amelix provides some excellent engagement work with pupils in school delivering key safety messages in an innovative and unique way.

“Young people are constantly changing the ways in which they communicate, using social media, internet and phone applications.

“With this ever-changing environment, I am always open to new ideas and was keen to invite them along to South Yorkshire.

“Reducing crime and antisocial behaviour and protecting young people are two of my top priorities in my police and crime plan.”