East London anti knife crime group Binning Knives Saves Lives launches in South London.


Following the success of Binning Knives Saves Lives across east London, the local anti knife crime group on Sunday August 1st launched in Woolwich and took an incredible 28 knives off the streets of London.

Following the tragic death of a fifteen year old boy just recently in Woolwich, the local community was very pleased to see the anti knife crime group.

Knife crime campaigner Courtney Barrett who runs Binning Knives Saves Lives was joined yesterday by his team of volunteers alongside new recruit Julie Taylor. Julie lost her grandson Liam ‘Fish’ Taylor eighteen months ago to knife crime and has now joined forces with Courtney to help fight the knife crime battle on our streets.

Yesterday, local residents in Woolwich were pleased to see the Binning Knives Save Lives group out and about with their well known wheelie bin where the discarded knives are placed before being handed over to the police.

Founder Courtney Barrett told the Havering Daily:

“We received fantastic feedback in Woolwich, the community were very pleased to see us and we took 28 knives off the street.

“With support from our local communities we can really make an impact and help fight the knife crime pandemic.

“Thank you to my team and to Julie who joined us for the first time and did an amazing job.”

Courtney Barrett with new recruit Julie Taylor.
Taking knives off our streets.
Engaging with local residents.
Another knife removed.
Volunteer Mark with BKSL founder Courtney Barrett.

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