The anti-knife group Take a Knife, Save a Life resumed their patrols over the weekend, and once again found items that could be used as weapons. The team were out patrolling local parks in Havering on Saturday the 16th of May, a re-launch of their patrols since Lockdown restrictions began on March, 23rd.
Over the two days the TAKSAL coordinators, in pairs covered, Harrow Lodge Park, Hylands, Raphael, Lodge Farm Park, Cottons, Bedfords, Central Park Harold Hill, Amy’s and Harold Wood Park.
The Taksal team told the Havering Daily said, “We will continue our patrols once more to help in the community and the battle against knife crime. We are complying with social distancing laws and daily updates to work safely enabling TAKSAL to be a visual deterrent once again, but for now in our local parks ensuring the safety of families, youth, and everybody using our parks.“
The weekend patrols were successful and dangerous items were found and removed by the TAKSAL coordinators that could have been used as weapons, potentially causing serious injury or worse.
A coordinator weapon swept a public alleyway near Roneo Corner and found a small bag of tools dumped which included two small lock knives, chisels, stanley blades and even a hammer which has now been removed to ensure the safety of all residents in our community.
To register interest and help volunteer with ‘Take a Knife, Save a Life’, please join their group page on facebook and contact one of the Admins.
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