Darryl Laycock in the media
Most recently, Darryl starred and told his own life story in the critically acclaimed, BAFTA Award winning Gun No 6
“But guns don’t kill people. People kill people …men convicted of shootings, armed robberies, gun possession and other crimes, for which they served long sentences before building themselves better lives – and asked them why. Honest, awful answers came thick and fast from former gang members who talked about the guns they had owned temporarily as loyal friends, sanctuaries (you are, for a short while, untouchable), glamorous accessories and repositories of unfathomable power.”
Darryl has made great strides in his life and has proved a great inspiration for those whose lives he has touched. One of the first things troubled youngsters will ask when faced with a mentor is “Who are you, and what do you know about my life on the street”? Within 5 minutes of Darryl telling his life experiences on the mean streets of 1990’s Manchester, his legitimacy as a person who is qualified to comment on ‘Road Life’ is usually never questioned again.
Make no mistake, Darryl Laycock is the Real Deal and there is no-one better placed to understand our young people and more importantly, to offer a genuine, achievable Road Map to assist a young person in turning their life around. Darryl recognises he can only do so much, and he is aware that the rest has to come from the young people involved. This is where Darryl’s Road Map comes into its own, his success rate at reaching out to people and helping to turn them into into good citizens who contribute to our society, is simply astonishing.
Darryl has made numerous appearances on television always for Headline stories/issues. Darryl is highly sought after. He is a specialist on Gang & Violent Crime. He has acted as a consultant for Ross Kemp, He has worked with BBC 10 o’clock News on projects that have been nominated for National Awards. He has advised scriptwriters from a highly acclaimed drama on BBC. See below for list of some of his media work.
BBC RADIO 2, 4, 5
BBC RADIO MIDLANDS
LEGACY 90.1 FM
BBC NEWS AT 10
THE BIG QUESTION
GOOD MORNING BRITAIN
THE ONE SHOW
Darryl was featured in a factual based Docu-Drama titled “Gun No6” at Sheffield Doc-Fest on 7th & 9th June 2018. Toward the end of the year, it will be screened in local cinemas, BBC, & on Netflix
1 – Liverpool Knife Crime Documentary for BBC News
2 – With my good friend Louis Cuddy being interviewed by Jane Couch MBE 2012.
3 – Interview with Marcia Shakespeare on Crimewatch regarding Gun Crime 2016.
4 – Bin The Blade/Knife amnesty Staffordshire 2016.
5 – Bin the Blade/Knife amnesty Manchester 2015.
Liverpool Knife Crime Documentary
Darryl Laycock and Louis Cuddy
Crimewatch UK - Gun Crime Birmingham (March 2016)
Bin The Blade/Knife amnesty Staffordshire 2016.
Bin the Blade/Knife amnesty Manchester 2015.
Liverpool Knife Crime Documentary'Thousands' of knife crime victims aged 18 or younger - Last year a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes, somewhere in the UK. There were 2,300 victims of knife crime aged 18 or younger last year, records show - a rise of 45% over three years, in England and Wales. The Home Office says knife crime remains below levels in 2010 but it recognises there is more to be done. The BBC's Ed Thomas has been to Liverpool to meet people who say they carry knives every day.
Darryl Laycock and Louis CuddyDarryl Laycock and Louis CuddyWith my good friend Louis Cuddy being interviewed by Jane Couch MBE 2012.
Crimewatch UK - Gun Crime Birmingham (March 2016)Interview with Marcia Shakespeare on Crimewatch regarding Gun Crime 2016.
Bin The Blade/Knife amnesty Staffordshire 2016.Bin The Blade/Knife amnesty Staffordshire 2016.
Bin the Blade/Knife amnesty Manchester 2015.Bin the Blade/Knife amnesty Manchester 2015.