A WANNABE songwriter, who was outraged by Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins’ brutal killing, is becoming a YouTube sensation with around 130,000 views of his anti-knife crime tribute.

Seventeen-year-old science apprentice James Bissell, from Stourbridge, was inspired to put pen to paper to create an R&B song which attracted 1,500 in just 24 hours.

He is now looking for sponsorship to cover studio costs and promotion in order to make an official release and raise money to help in the battle against knife crime.

He said: “My plan for the song when released properly is to sell it on iTunes and give 100 per cent of the profit to knife crime awareness to help tackle gang culture and help ensure something so tragic never happens again.”

James said he is also getting interest from radio stations and offers from record labels about possible contracts.

His song can be viewed on http://youtu.be/O-Ak3bn5RpA