HUNDREDS of people united against knife crime in memory of Ryan Passey this weekend.

After laying flowers outside the former Chicago's nightclub where Ryan was stabbed to death in August 2017, his loved ones were joined by around 400 people for a march to Stourbridge Football Club on Sunday (September 30), where the Tackling Knife Crime Together event took place.

Ryan's parents Gillian Taylor and Adrian Passey, along with the families of other knife crime victims - including Reagan Asbury and James Brindley and Jordan Taylor - gathered around the centre circle and released blue balloons ahead of the charity match between Wolves-all-stars and the Justice for Ryan team, which the latter won 3-1.

Jason Connon, who started the the Justice for Ryan campaign group after a shock court verdict saw the man accused of killing Ryan walk free from court, said: "It was a very powerful and emotional statement - there were probably 200 family and friends of the victims of knife crime stood there.

"That alone showed the devastating outcome knife crime has on families and communities."

He said Ryan's parents were "overwhelmed" by the support received on the day and said the campaign, which is pushing for Ryan’s Law - to give bereft families the right of appeal following criminal proceedings where an acquittal is believed to be ‘perverse’ - was going well and had support from local MPs and police officials.

For more information about the campaign, click here.