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Callum Gilbert: the biography

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9 June, 2009

A young victim of knife crime with no formal qualifications, Callum Gilbert, aged 21, grew up in Toxteth. He had problems dealing with authority and left school at aged 16 with no qualifications.

He has since spent much of his time on the dole in between attending pre-apprentice vocational courses in plumbing and bricklaying, after which he was unable to secure an apprenticeship position.

He then became a victim of knife crime outside a city centre club on Mother’s Day 2006.He was stabbed four times in the face and arm, believed to be either a random attack or a case of mistaken identity.

A year ago, Callum decided that he “needed to get his act together” and enrolled in college to learn 3D design at Liverpool Community College where he has been achieving top marks, with an aim of securing sufficient qualifications to secure a place at university to study design.

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