Knife Crime England: London Mayor Boris Johnson Meets Victims' Relatives
LONDON mayor, Boris Johnson has today met with the relatives of knife crime victims, Robert Knox, Nassirudeen Osawe and Elliot Guy, together with representatives of the Accident & Emergency unit at King's College Hospital, as an extension of "Operation Blunt" in wich police have carried out 77,000 searches, 3,300 arrests and 2,200 knives were confiscated.
In the initiative, the aim is to take a "Front Line" against knife crime, currently endemic in the UK and particularly concerning amongst teenagers.
The Mayor attended an early morning seminar with community members, academics and organisations working "on the frontline."
He called the challenge "a mammoth task."
Later he chaired a forum with guests that included representatives from the families of murdered teenagers Robert Knox and Nassirudeen Osawe and the partner of knife crime victim Elliot Guy also a representative from A&E at Kings College Hospital.
Mayor Boris Johnson said he wanted to reassure Londoners that he was determined stop youth violence in this city. 26 young people have died violently this year. more than this time last year.