Youth violence last year included more than thirty murders. On December 30 2021, a 15-year-old was stabbed to death in a park in Croydon, while a 16-year-old died after being stabbed in Hillingdon. These were the 29th and 30th teenage homicides in London that year alone, while a third of all of England’s stabbing deaths are reported by the Metropolitan Police
Most of those who died were victims of knife crime, and many were killed by other teenagers or by young adults in their early 20s. The youngest victim was just 14 years old.
Often when a person has suffered a catastrophic injury, the first person to come to their aid is a member of the public. BST Services are working to deliver training to young people to raise awareness of the impact of knife crime and give them the skills to perform life support aid to a victim of knife crime.
Call or email us today if you want to know more about our work. Bleed survival training will be offered to young people in secondary school and colleges.
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