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Monday, June 16, 2014

Youth violence and knife crime - a short film

EX-EASTENDERS actor Ray Panthaki has produced an anti-knife crime video to try to steer young people away from a culture of violence.

He produced it as a tribute to Ben Kinsella, the brother of former Eastenders actress Brooke Kinsella, after he was stabbed to death in London in June 2008.

“The film reflects what I witnessed. It was a family, one of the most loving families I have ever met, falling apart one by one. In the film I am trying to get across the effect on that family, that they each lost a part of them that day and they will never be the same again. That is the harsh reality.”


Monday, April 28, 2014

Fatal stabbing at school in Leeds, England


Friday, April 18, 2014

How the Internet is helping work to defeat knife crime

JUST reflecting on Good Friday on anti-knife crime work where some people have had doubts about the value of the Internet and social media, considering them variously as peripheral, a waste of time, trivial... 

Well, without any doubt I have linked up with many people in different parts of the UK via the web - and on occasion other parts of the world - in a way I've noticed has brought strength and support in the most painful and difficult of times... and I continue to do so.

Think I maybe helping - statistics recording those injured due to violent crime are decreasing according to new data it was just announced this month (April 2014).

I ask you to take a look through this blog, read the posts, join friends on my anti-knife crime Facebook account, check out other campaigners' social media accounts and actions; numbers uniting against knife (and gun) are slowly growing.

Many of us affected by knife crime have got in touch, got informed, got through, got organised. Here's to the Web, capable to be a massive help at the lowest of times when it can be so hard to find friends, understanding, care, support - and then onwards to help life go on, maybe even save lives.

Happy Easter.

(Previous reflection about knife crime and Good Friday)
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