Children still dying 20 years later, says Damilola’s father
DAMILOLA Taylor’s dad has blasted politicians for failing to work together to turn the tide on violent youth crime.
Richard Taylor, 64, whose 10-year-old son was stabbed to death 20 years ago this month, said successive e governgovern ments wasted time “squabbling”. bling”.
He said: “No prime minister ter or mayor has come close to finding nding solutions in the past 20 years. ars. “Politicians need to stop
lor squabbling over violence affecting young people. They need to work together to eradicate the poverty and inequality that underpins all social ills.
“We need to invest in young people before they fall through the net and not wait until they are already neglected and on a path that leads to carrying knives knives.”
Dam Damilola was killed with a broken bottle by two brothers aged 12 and an 13, near his home in
Peckham, South London.