THE family of Jordan Taylor, who was stabbed to death in Trowbridge, are still fighting to change the laws on knife crime two years on from the tragedy.

Jordan’s mum Emma Caley-Taylor, who now works for Anti Knife UK, has been focusing on the charity’s campaigning to help her cope with life in March, a particularly hard month as it would have been Jordan’s 27th birthday and is also the anniversary of his death.

She feels the campaigning is seeing results, after this week Asda announced it will stop selling individual kitchen knives across the country by the end of April, and now wants other supermarkets to follow suit.

She said: “March is just such a terrible time for us a family. It doesn’t get easier with time, it just makes you realise how long you have been without them.

“It just seems to be one incident after the other each week at the moment, and it always brings everything flooding back to me.

“My friends who work at my local shop, McColls, were held at knifepoint last week which was so upsetting. They are like family to us.

“All I can do now is help Anti Knife UK to change the law for the next generation and my own grandchildren. It is too late for Jordan.

“I think we are starting to be heard, there has been a lot in the media raising awareness of knife crime, but we are still fighting to change the law.

“It’s a step in the right direction that Asda agreed to ban selling single knives and I am trying to get Tesco to follow suit.”

Nick Jones, senior vice president at Asda, said: “We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to support the communities that we serve. We know single knives are the most common knife products to be stolen and that is why we have chosen to remove these items from our stores. This is an issue that means a lot to our customers and to our colleagues, and we are committed to playing our part in helping to make our communities safer for all.”

Last Thursday (March 7) Mrs Caley-Taylor and the rest of the family marked what would have been Jordan’s 27th birthday by putting balloons on his grave.

She added: “Loads of us went to Jordan’s grave on his birthday and we all sang to him, it was quite sad.

“There were so many of us our cars filled the whole car park.”

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This week police nationally have been focusing on tackling knife crime as part of Operation Sceptre, and warning people not to carry knives. But crimes continue to occur locally, with another incident on Monday night.

Officers were called to the Esso Service Station in Warminster Road, Westbury at 10.30pm after a man went in with a knife, threatened a member of staff and made off with £200.

The man is described as white, bald, wearing a thick blue jacket, blue jeans and white shoes. He ran off up the hill in Orchard Road.

A search was carried out but nobody matching the description was found and police enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Nick Mawson, from Central CID, said: “We know this incident will be alarming to the public, and it was obviously a frightening experience for the member of staff involved.

“We are still at a very early stage of our investigation, but we will of course be considering whether this is linked to recent similar crimes in Trowbridge and Winsley. I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed anything suspicious, including seeing a man matching the description of our suspect, to call us immediately.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote reference number 54190024417.