A Suffolk pub landlord has teamed up with an anti-knife campaigner to install a bleed kit which has the potential to save a life in the event of a stabbing.

The kit, which contains trauma response items and instructions on how to use them in the event of an emergency, has been installed on the wall of The Angel pub in Woodbridge. 

The installation came after Chris Mapey, pub landlord, teamed up with Paul Stansby, who lost his brother Dean, a father-of-five from Trimley St Mary, after he was fatally stabbed seven years ago.

Paul Stansby with the bleed kitPaul Stansby with the bleed kit (Image: Chris Mapey)

Mr Stansby has since launched the Lucky Anti Crime Foundation, along with business partner Jamie Hart, in a bid to roll out the kits in the area. 

Mr Mapey said: "We have very few knife crime incidents in Woodbridge, and long may that continue, but I would rather be proactive. I don't want to wait for the bad news.

"If someone is a victim of knife crime the first few minutes are utterly crucial. In the same way we think nothing of having defibrillators around town, this is another proactive measure. 

"I hope it is never used, but the idea is to stop the blood flow to give someone the best chance until emergency services come.

"The feedback we have had from people has been very very positive," he added.

The bleed kit outside The AngelThe bleed kit outside The Angel (Image: Chris Mapey)

Mr Mapey thanked Clive Moffat, a Woodbridge resident and regular at The Angel, who he called the 'driving force' behind the installation, introducing him and Mr Stansby.

In May this year a bleed kit was installed in Ancaster Road near Ipswich railway station where Dean Stansby was killed.

This became the 53rd kit to be installed in the town and the wider area. 

The kit at The Angel was sponsored by Suffolk Streetlighting (Suffolk County Council) and was installed on Friday, July 5.