Brian Coleman, the London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, has commented on the news of the stabbing of Kiyan Prince a talented 15 year old footballer.
The stabbing took place as Kiyan intervened to break up a fight yesterday at the London Academy Edgware in the London Borough of Barnet.
Mr Coleman said he was “horrified that knife culture has spread to suburban London schools.” adding that the murder of Kiyan “is an absolute tragedy and I call on the police to take immediate action to quell the growing knife crime culture.”
This call was echoed by the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone who said he would be “writing to both the Home Secretary and the Lord Chancellor outlining my view that those who choose to carry or use knives should routinely receive the maximum sentence available.”
“We need to send a very strong message right across the capital that if you commit a crime using a knife in this city or you are caught with one in your possession then you will face a very harsh sentence.”
Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Metropolitan Police Incident Room on 020 8358 0400 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111