Last week 18 year old Donnell Rhule was tragically murdered with a knife on the Kingswood Estate, leaving his family utterly devastated and the close-knit Kingswood community reeling. I have spoken with members of Donnell’s family and many local residents to offer my support at this unbearably difficult time.
Today I asked the Prime Minister to accept in full the recommendations of the cross-party Youth Violence Commission and implement a cross-government public health approach to serious violence, investing in our youth services, mental health services, early years support and community policing, and reforming the criminal justice system to stop more families from having to face the unbearable pain of losing a young person to knife crime. The Prime Minister chose to play politics instead. You can watch my question here >>