Fighting crime through dance at Daggers ground

Youngsters joined Britain’s Got Talent stars on the dance floor as part of a new anti-youth crime and bullying programme.

The dance-based workshops, called B Inspired, were launched by Barking and Dagenham police to tackle anti-social behaviour, gangs, violence, knife crime and bullying.

The three-hour sessions will be held at junior schools by Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, FLAVA, but pupils and teachers were invited to try a taster workshop at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club last Thursday.

A police spokeswoman said: “The children learn a simple dance routine and explore what it feels like to be both victims and aggressors. They compile a short story of how they can change poor behaviour and attitudes.”