13 Sep 2018

The stabbing victim on a mission to end violence in London

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

News of a knife attack is now depressingly familiar. But rarely do we hear what happens afterwards to those lucky enough to survive.

20-year-old Rico Finlayson was out for the evening when he was set upon by a gang of men wielding knives. One of the attackers even told him he wasn’t the man they set out to target – but they tried to kill him anyway.

Now, Rico and his father, Justin, are working to encourage young people to turn away from violence.

Jackie Long went to meet them both for the latest in ourĀ ‘Lost Childhood’ series, examining the way we look after our most vulnerable young people.