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OPINION: Stop Our Kids Being Killed On Our Streets worker Stefan Brown knows stabbings are not a colour thing

PUBLISHED: 09:01 10 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:49 10 May 2017

Stefan Brown, centre, heads the Stop Our Kids From Being Killed On Our Streets charity spoke at the anti-knife crime rally. Picture: STEFAN BROWN

Stefan Brown, centre, heads the Stop Our Kids From Being Killed On Our Streets charity spoke at the anti-knife crime rally. Picture: STEFAN BROWN

Lorraine King

Right now a young kid that I work with is lying on a hospital bed in a critical condition after he was stabbed.

Stefan Brown runs the charity Stop Our Kids From Being Killed On Our Streets. Picture: STEFAN BROWNStefan Brown runs the charity Stop Our Kids From Being Killed On Our Streets. Picture: STEFAN BROWN

People seem to think the recent epidemic of stabbings only involve black kids – that is a wrong assertion to make.

Young people of all nationalities and races are being attacked on the street. This is not a colour thing. The kid who I mentioned that is currently fighting for his life is white.

Everyone should be putting their heads together to tackle this issue and by tackling it I mean getting to the grassroot of the problem.

We as parents need to look at ourselves if we need answers to what went wrong and why young people are treating life so cheaply.

To date there have been 11 knife killings in London in the last fortnight yet there has been silence from the government and other politicians. They are burying their heads in the sand – hoping the issue you will go away. It won’t.

No parent should have to bury their child yet this in danger of becoming the norm. Parents you need to know where your child is, who they are friends with and most importantly what they are up to.

If you fear they are going down the wrong pathway or are already caught up in gang criminality our organisation is here to help you. We also offer a range of outreach projects including mentoring programmes to help keep our young people on the right path.

For more information call 07432 618924 or visit sokbkoos.com.

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