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Call to join anti-knife protest

PUBLISHED: 11:24 12 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:19 25 August 2010

THE FAMILY of a killed teenager are urging people to join a capital-wide march in bid to end knife crime.

THE FAMILY of a killed teenager are urging people to join a capital-wide march in bid to end knife crime.

The uncle of Rob Knox, 18, who was fatally stabbed in Sidcup in May, is urging people to join The People's March Against Knife Crime, next Saturday.

Kevin May, 48, from Sidcup, said the family have been devastated by the death of the young actor.

He said: "We have had the soul torn out of the family. It is ongoing. It never ends, especially when birthdays and Christmases come up. It has become agony."

Mr May who has met other families whose children have been the victim of knife crime, added: "You can find the people who did this and attack them or you can do something constructive. We are going to reach above the grief."

Mr May said Mr Knox was like a brother to his two children 16-year-old Victoria and Michael, 14.

He said: "It is a time to show solidarity. A lot of people say we need to do something and this is their chance. It is a chance to see a crowd showing solidarity."

The march has two starting points, in North London at Caledonian Park and south of the river at Kennington Park from 9.30am with the march starting an hour later.

The two marches will then meet and enter into Hyde Park at approximately 1pm through the Queen Mother Gate where a rally will be held until 4pm.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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