Statement - knife crime

Councillor Joanna Camadoo-Rothwell, the council’s cabinet member for inclusion and community safety, said: " These two incidents have led to a tragic loss of life and our thoughts are with their family and friends. Police investigations are ongoing, and we are working closely to assist them.

“Knife crime with serious injury has declined in Ealing in the past year and our work with the police to reduce it further remains our priority. We will continue to progress our knife crime and serious violence action plan, which is focused on tackling the drivers of knife crime in the borough. Any young people currently concerned about their safety or who have information regarding knife crime can pass this on anonymously to Fearless at www.fearless.org."

Ealing Council leader, Julian Bell, said: “Knife crime is a national emergency and we must treat it with the urgency and resources it deserves to protect young people, families and communities.

"The safety and welfare of all our residents is our priority. We are doing our utmost to protect residents from crime and antisocial behaviour to ensure Ealing stays a safe place to live, study and work.”

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org  or on 0800 555 111.

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