Members of the Somali community in the borough of Ealing (West London) have called for a meeting with the Metropolitan Police to address the growing problems of knife crime and gang violence.The meeting is scheduled to take place at Ealing Town Hall on the 15th January 2018 at 6:30pm, all are welcome to attend.
Just three days ago four young men were stabbed to death at the turn of the year in London bringing the total number of fatal knife attacks in the capital to 80 in 2017 alone. The killings, three on New Year’s Eve and a fourth on New Year’s Day, were all unrelated and occurred within a 15-hour period at locations across London. It is the highest number of teenage homicides in the city since 2008, coming amid mounting concern over a rise in violence including knife crime, moped robberies and acid attacks.
The Panel Memebers Include:
Superintendent Ricky Kandohla – Ealing MPS,
Inspector Aaron Clarke – Ealing MPS,
Rupa Huq – MP (TBC),
Shaun Bailey – London Assembly Member
Ibrahim Osman – Community Worker
2017 has been an extraordinary year with London facing an epidemic of knife crime and gang violence. Whether you live in the affluent Kensington and Chelsea or the working-class streets of Southall you can’t turn on the news without hearing about another teenager being killed on our streets.
As of November 2017, a total of 35 young people under the age of 25 have been murdered in the capital in the last 12 months, an 84 percent rise on the same period last year.
The number of cases involving young Somali men is a staggering 22.8% of the 35 murders across the capital, with 3 of those murder taking place in the London Borough of Ealing.
The purpose of this meeting is twofold, firstly to send a clear message that – those who carry knives or seek to do harm are not welcome in our community and secondly for members of the Somali community to voice their concerns with the Met Police and their elected officials.
Date: 15th January 2018
Location: Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
This event is free to attend
For more information on this meeting please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org