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Stabbed Dagenham teen’s mum organises anti-knife crime march day before funeral

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 January 2017

Beatrice hopes to show Barking and Dagenham youths that knife crime wrecks lives after her son Duran was fatally stabbed

Beatrice hopes to show Barking and Dagenham youths that knife crime wrecks lives after her son Duran was fatally stabbed

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A grieving mum has organised an anti-knife crime march the day before she buries her son who was stabbed to death.

Duran, who was stabbed to death in Dagenham, will be buried the day after his mum's march against knife crimeDuran, who was stabbed to death in Dagenham, will be buried the day after his mum's march against knife crime

Duran Kajiama Makongolo was just 17 years old when he was killed in Church Street, Dagenham, in November.

Hospital support worker Beatrice Mushiya will say goodbye her “gentle” son at Bethel Church in Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, on Saturday next week (January 14), but not before she’s marched through the borough to tell young people what she thinks of knife crime.

“Life is precious,” the 52-year-old said. “Knife crime isn’t about race or religion, it’s a concern about our community, our neighbourhood, our safety and our young.”

Join the march by heading to Barking’s Town Square at noon on Friday next week (January 13). After walking to Barking station, marchers will take the Tube to Dagenham Heathway before walking to the spot where Duran was found collapsed in Wyhill Walk, metres from his Ibscott Close home.


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