London-a minefield of violent crime. The knife Crime Corner by Courtney Barrett.

During another extremely concerning week for Londoners, we have seen stabbings, shootings, block party riots, and a general disregard for the law. London has so many issues that urgently need addressing, that it’s hard to know where to start. Well as I pick through the multitude of horrific scenes running through my mind, I’m forced to wonder why on earth nobody in power is doing anything to solve these alarmimg issues!Two sisters murdered, a lady stabbed in her eye, a lady stabbed whilst pushing her baby in a pram,  a man shot dead outside a playground, police pelted with missiles at block partys, a man shot in Enfield only last night, and the list goes on and on and on!It”s just incredible that nobody in power is doing anything to try and put a stop to what disturbingly seems like the new normal!

Where is our Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and what is he doing to help London become a safer place for us all? Well, I honestly don’t know! It always feels like he’s nowhere to be seen, seemingly ignoring Londoner’s collective pleas for something to be done to reduce the violence on our streets. In fact, the only time we really see or hear from our London Mayor is when he’s punishing Londoners with increases in congestion charge, or when he’s making ludicrous statements, like telling people that London Underground was safe to use during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Courtney Barrett The Knife Man

I have personally reached out to Sadiq Khan various times, to suggest ways of reducing violent crime in London, only to be totally ignored every time. It’s become quite apparent that we urgently need a new mayor of London before more people needlessly become victims of the violent crimes that are plaguing our streets! Stroll on the May 2021 mayoral elections, when we will collectively have the power to make the change London desperately needs. 

We want to be safe, we want our children to be safe, and we want the reduction of violent crime to be a top priority. So it’s a no brainer that a lot of people, including myself, are turning to mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey who is extremely pro-active in trying to make London safe. 

In a meeting I had with Shaun Bailey yesterday, it was blatantly obvious to me that he is genuinely concerned about London and the disturbing rise in violent crime on its streets. I actually admire the man for his efforts which have been quite amazing considering he isn’t even our mayor at this moment in time. He does things off his own back and in his own time to help make London safer. He has even joined us at Binning Knives Saves Lives in taking knives off the streets in the pouring rain, thus helping to make a better society for us all. 

Courtney Barrett with Conservative Mayoral Candidate Shaun Bailey.

I strongly advise everyone who wants a safer London where children can grow up feeling safe, and where adults can feel a lot less anxious about becoming a victim of violent crime, to vote for Shaun Bailey when it comes to election time. We all have a choice to make. The choice we make will have a great bearing on the way we live our lives in the future. So I hope everybody chooses wisely. Together we can make the difference needed, by using our votes. So I urge everybody who doesn’t usually vote, to stand up and be counted! Use your vote. And don’t forget, it’s so easy to vote by post.

Shaun Bailey supporting Binning knives Saves Lives.

BKSL will be back to work reducing knife crime on August 2nd.
BKSL will be launching in Havering as soon as we have raised the cash needed to do so.

BKSL are running one of the biggest live raffles ever seen. The raffle has a multitude of fabulous prizes, so grab yourself some tickets, and dont miss out on a chance to win one of these prizes for only a fiver.
£600 Worth of Tattoo’s
Hatton Watch Exchange Mystery Prizes
2 Nights at The Royal Hotel
1 Days Bouncy Castle Hire
Hatton Gardens Mystery Jewellery PrizeIndian 3 course Meal for 2
John Lewis Mystery Prizes
5 Classes of Yoga Sessions
A Bouquet of Flowers
Caribbean Take-Away Vouchers
£100 Worth of Tattoo’s
Mediterranean Meal for 2
1 Months Gym Membership
Various Bottles of Alcohol
£50 Restuarant Voucher
£30 Wine & Deli Voucher
Caribbean Meal For 2
Steak House Meal For 2

Plus there are many more great prizes available for you to win.
We have loads of amazing prizes already, but by the time the raffle’s drawn, we will have many more great prizes added to the prize list. So don’t miss out and grab yourself some tickets to give yourself a high chance of winning something really decent. 

On Sunday July 26th @ 4 pm I will be drawing the raffle live on Facebook.

You can purchase tickets via our Paypal which is You must make sure you send a message with the payment stating your name and phone number, so I know who you are and how to contact you. Once you have purchased tickets you will receive a text notifying you of your ticket numbers. All winners will be announced during the live draw and will be contacted by text the following day.
You can subscribe to the event on Facebook by searching for The BKSL Fundraiser Raffle. All donations received with a name and phone number attached will recieve raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will be available until 4 pm on July 26th.
Good luck and thank you for helping to make Havering a safer place.
£5     =  5 tickets£25   =  30 tickets£50   =  65 ticketsPaypal =
All monies raised go to Binning Knives Saves Lives CIC to enable us to launch in Havering. So get your tickets and support us in making Havering safer for everyone.

You can contact me with queries, questions and requests by emailing me @

By Courtney Barrett (The Knife Man)

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