Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Redbridge Against Knife Crime! Community Meeting on 23rd June...

Redbridge Against Knife Crime Community Meeting

Gang violence is increasing in Redbridge numerous incidents of knife related crime have significantly reduced local perception of safety.

We have organised a free community meeting to discuss a way forward.  In attendance will be:

Goodmayes Met Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Sgt Jez Tyler
Parvin Mahmood – Mother of Kashif  -  a high profile victim of knife crime
Anne Oakes-Odger – Knife
Simon James – Redbridge ASBO Officer
Danny O'Brien - Anti-knives UK

Address:           Goodmayes Baptist Church, Kinfauns Road, IG3 9QL.
Date:                Thursday 23rd June 2011
Time:               19:00 – 2100

The fact that Redbridge now has recognised gangs operating within the borough is a disappointing local demise. One gang in particular called the Afghan Gang are robbing young people around Ilford Library. People feel increasingly less confident when they walk in our streets that once seemed so safe. 

Two young girls were recently robbed at knife point in Seven Kings park by six other girls and were forced to do press ups in an activity meant to cause embarrassment. 

On Friday 15th April from 11pm young people attending a party on Breamore road, Seven Kings, left the event on a stabbing spree. The ensuing violence led five people being stabbed on Green Lane, Lynford Gardens, Nutfield Gardens, and Sunnyside Road - two of the victims had punctured lungs. One boy in particular was subjected to 15 stab wounds.  . 

We are hoping to skill our local community in how to be more vigilant against knife crime. It is essential that we start to work with our local Police teams to provide them with the ability to effectively challenge criminals and reduce crime.  Do join our meeting and gain some tools to enhance local partnerships, safety and camaraderie. 

Kind regards

Wilson Chowdhry
East Ilford Business Partnership

For more details email or call 0208514 0861

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