A support group re-emerges to help living victims of the deadly postcode rivalries in Hackney

Knife bin: this is one of several installed around Hackney as part of a weapons amnesty
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More than 60 under-26s have been murdered in London this year, notes the Evening Standard

A GROUP TO HELP PEOPLE affected by knife crime has been relaunched  by a charity created in memory of a 19-year-old trainee plumber stabbed to death in 2015.

The eponymous Charlie Burns Foundation has given a £3,595 grant to Postcode Parents, which helps families that have lost children to knife crime or have been affected by it, as well as those worried about their children’s behaviour. The organisation ran into operational difficulties because of the work commitments of the women who started it. 

Postcode Parents encourages participants to support one another by sharing their stories and will hold fortnightly workshops, the first in Haggerston — details below — this Wednesday.

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* Postcode Parents, Wednesday 25 April 2018, Haggerston Community Centre, 8 Lovelace Street E8 4FF, 6.30pm.

* Backstory: Hackney police take on the lost boys and girls of DalstonHeroes repel bedroom knifemanHackney group £50,000 to fight crime;  Stabbing at Dalston curve garden

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Flowers in Dalston, where Abraham Badru fell. But as for whodunnit, nobody has been willing to tell

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