A new anthem to launch a campaign against knife violence in Slough had its first performance on Saturday at a music event staged in the town.

It was performed at the Britwell Youth and Community Project headquarters in Wentworth Avenue by Stephen Ambrose - best known in the area as DJ and music producer Stevoss - and his good friend Uncle Gidz, who had written it with him.

Their reggae influenced rap was called Put Down the Knife and Gun.

Stephen is the Youth and Community Project organiser and with colleague Danny Butler had arranged for Saturday's Love Music Hate Violence anti knife crime event to be staged there.

Bad weather forced the outdoor event indoors but it did not stop young supporters from singing, playing and reading heartfelt poems they had written. The event attracted support from musicians and DJs across the town.

Stephen and Uncle Gidz's song will be used to promote the Love Music Hate Violence campaign.

Stephen is s. He runs his own media production company Voss Arts Media and is planning to make a video to go with the new song which will launch the campaign when it goes into schools in the town over the next year.

The campaign follows a worrying burst of violence in Slough and Langley that saw a 15-year-old suffer fatal stab wounds and a man in his 20s seriously injured in the same week - two teenagers were subsequently charged including a 15-year-old who faces a murder charge.