‘Someone Should Do Something About It!’
How Should the Church Respond to Knife-Crime?
Over 2,500 mainly young people filled the church and the churchyard. A young black 17-year-old had been killed by a younger boy some weeks earlier and now, after a painful wait, the body had been released by the Police. Press reports were indicating that the fight had been over something very trivial and it had built up over an afternoon. But then, in a sudden escalation of anger, a knife was pulled, which ultimately led to the horrific and fatal stabbing. The stabbed boy, apparently took some steps, shouting at the top of his voice for help, but died alone, with no passers-by to help, no one to hold and no one to care.