Carrying a knife like this is the new ‘normal’ and I am lost for words-says bereaved mum.


A Harold Hill anti knife crime campaigner and bereaved mum is disgusted at how carrying large knives on the streets of the capital is now the new ‘norm’.

Peguy Kato is an amazing lady who has dedicated her life to fighting knife crime and helping other families that have gone through the horror her and her family have undergone. Peguy lost her 17 year old son Champion Ghanda to knife crime. He was wickedly stabbed to death on the streets of Newham for no reason, purely being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, this inspirational mum has set up Champion’s Charity to work with other bereaved families and most importantly to help our youth stay away from knife crime.

Yesterday Peguy was at a loss for words when she saw another report of a youth apprehended by police in Newham carrying a large knife.

She told the Havering Daily: “The first thing I have to say is ‘wow’ when I see a knife this size being carried by a young person on our streets. This behaviour is just disgusting and more depressingly I can see that it is becoming the new normal. I really am at a loss for words.”

Peguy spends her time working with youths and their parents encouraging them to talk to each other, be there for each other. Her life’s mission is to stop other families suffering what her and her family still do.

“There was a time when I did not think the sun would shine again, that I would ever see the light after my son died,” she continued.

Yet out of this horrific nightmare Peguy has made it her mission to support families across the country to help them and make sure that their son or daughter does not become the next victim.

“At the moment I don’t really see a solution to this crime which is why I’m tired. We need real solutions to knife crime not just endless comments.

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