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Incident In Gloucester

17 December 2021

It is with deep regret and sadness we are writing to inform you the tragic reports of a stabbing and death of a young person in Gloucester in recent days, was a Gloucestershire College Student.

It has been confirmed that Ramarni Crosby (16) was the victim of a serious knife crime. Ramarni has been studying L1 Electrical in Gloucester this year and said to be a charismatic young man who is popular among staff and his peers.

We understand that this may be an extremely difficult time for some of you, particularly those who know Ramarni or the learners and colleagues that are most likely to be impacted by this news.

The Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership have provided a range of links below that may be of great support during this time. There is also a wide range of services and support that can be found on our website at

Do you need to talk? 

Is something worrying you? It really helps to talk to a family member, friend, someone you trust, or a peer at school or college. 


0300 303 8080 - Free, anonymous, online chat and telephone helpline 

Samaritans: Phone: 116 123 Email:

Youngminds: Text YM to 85258


CrimeStoppers: 0800 555 111 (100% anonymous always) 

Gloucestershire Self-harm helpline: (Open 5.00pm - 10.00pm daily) 

Phone: 0808 801 0606 Website: Text: 07537410022

Glos NHS

The Door: 01453 705350

Winstons Wish: 08088 020021

Police Information: 101

Over the coming weeks we will continue to work closely with the Police, Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership and the agencies who work with young people to support in any way that we can and to act for change around knife crime in Gloucestershire.

The police have made us aware that videos and images from the incident have been circulating social media. Clearly these will be distressing, must not be viewed, or shared further. We urge you to report these to the police immediately if you come across them.

Anyone with information should contact police through the below website, quoting incident number 389 of 15 December. Alternatively, call 101 or contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.

Our thoughts are very much with Ramarni’s family and those who have been affected by this tragic news.


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