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BBC London takes up East End’s safe havens’ for kids at risk

PUBLISHED: 12:25 03 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 05 October 2010

Matthew (left) and Sue interviewed by BBC reporter Chris Wands

Matthew (left) and Sue interviewed by BBC reporter Chris Wands

THE campaign started in East London for shops to become safe havens’ for youngsters in danger is spreading across the capital. Members of the London Citizens organisation who began the campaign in Tower Hamlets and Hackney were interviewed live on BBC London this-morning outside the East London Advertiser offices

By Mike Brooke, Photo: Carmen Valino

THE campaign started in East London for shops to become safe havens’ for youngsters in danger is spreading across the capital.

Members of the London Citizens organisation who began the campaign in Tower Hamlets and Hackney were interviewed live on this-morning’s BBC London’s Breakfast Show from the radio car at the East London Advertiser, the first commercial offices involved in the campaign in the East End.

They included Matthew Bolton, who organised last Wednesday’s Mile End rally to kickstart the campaign in Tower Hamlets, and recruitment agency owner Sue Read who has joined the campaign from Greenwich.

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They are pictured being interviewed at the radio car at Cambridge Heath Road in Bethnal Green by BBC reporter Chris Wands at 8.20am.

Chris also interviewed The Rev Angus Ritchie, community church leader from St Mary’s in Shadwell who mobilised support from shops in Watney Market, and Zoe Tyndall who organised a meeting for Hackney traders on Thursday, at the earlier 7.20am slot.

The broadcast followed the story breaking on July 24 on the Advertiser website which was broadcast on BBC London last Friday.

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