The knifing epidemic: City that fought back
The bold tactics that turned Glasgow around
led to sentences for carrying knives tripling from an average of four months in 2005/6 to 13 in 2014/15.
Surgeon Christine Goodall and two colleagues set up Medics Against Violence in 2008 after treating thousands of patients with slash wounds.
She said: “The final straw was someone who had a cheekbone fracture from a fight. We fixed it, but they came back with the same injury sustained in the same way eight weeks later. That really made me think, ‘We
A SCHOOLGIRL has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was knifed to death on a street.
The 16-year-old was held in a dawn raid yesterday after Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, 22, was repeatedly stabbed in Anerley, South London, on Sunday.
Witnesses claim a gang of up to five approached Ayodeji, who was from need to do something about this’.” With 250 volunteers, MAV runs educational campaigns in school.
Eddie Gorman, 53, also turns lives around. For the past three years he has been a “navigator”, supporting victims at hospital. He is a familiar sight at Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s A&E, in a non-threatening pink T-shirt.
Eddie said: “I found this guy standing naked, his face half cut off, his arm hanging off. He’s ripping the monitors off, screaming, ‘Get me to f***
Dagenham, East London, before one knifed him.
Police are probing possible motives for the murder and are thought to be examining his social media and mobile phone records.
Detectives arrested the girl at a South London out of here’. I said, ‘Sit down and give me five minutes of your time’.
Fifteen minutes later he says to the nurses, ‘Don’t put him out, he’s my uncle’. He was scared. He’d just been seriously assaulted. He didn’t know how he’s going to get out of this cycle of violence.
“He’s acting up as the only emotion he knows to show is anger.”
Eddie escaped a criminal career that started at 14, spiralling to drug-dealing
and violence. He spent more than
address and she was being questioned last night.
She is the third person arrested in connection with the attack. A 19-year-old and 21-year-old were held on suspicion of murder on Sunday but freed under investigation. 18 years in jail. Eddie said: “I have one chance to engage with someone by their bed, when they’re at their most vulnerable. It’s the perfect time to show them a way out.
“And I keep in touch, to offer help with housing or whatever support services they need.” He added: “Just show people you care and the transformation in them is amazing.” Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said: “My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder.
“But we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward.”