4 Nov 2022

Surviving knife crime: The lives ruined by violence

Two men have been sentenced to life in jail for conspiracy to murder, after repeatedly stabbing a teenager and leaving him to die in the street.

James Bascoe-Smith was just 17 years old when he was assaulted in south London, an entirely innocent victim caught between two gangs.

James’ mother said no sentence could make up for the devastating impact the attack has had on their family.

We spoke exclusively to James and his mother.