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17 Apr 2019

Knife crime: Campaigns demand more government action

Parents who have lost children to knife crime, bereaved family members and campaigners gathered in Whitehall today for a march they called ‘Operation Shutdown’ – demanding that the government take more action over the recent surge in violence.

Symeon Brown went to meet the Stewart family, whose son Lamar was killed after he attended a party in East London. The police described him as an “innocent young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time”.