LSST students meet Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard to discuss knife crime
By Kunal Chan Mehta | Article Date: 31 January 2019
A group of LSST students were given an exceptional opportunity to take part in a knife crime concerns interview with Martin Hewitt, Met Police Assistant Commissioner, at Scotland Yard on 24 January 2019.
The event, organised by LSST’s marketing department, focused on asking the Assistant Commissioner a series of thought-intensive questions about tackling knife crime violence – a topic at an all-time high. The full recording of the interview can be found here:
Commenting on the event, Renata Carvalho, LSST’s SU President, said: ‘It was an immense privilege to be invited to Scotland Yard to question AC Martin Hewitt on the numerous challenges and concerns regarding knife crime.’
Angel Terjek, Y2 Business Foundation Degree student, London campus: ‘AC Hewitt helped me understand the important role the Police services play in the prevention of knife crime – something that it is never really recognised in the mainstream media. I believe that knife crime is a collective concern needing community attention.’
Attilla Szep, Y1 Information Technology Management Degree student, London campus, added: ‘I am grateful for this opportunity and insight into Scotland Yard’s approaches to knife crime concerns. I would like to thank LSST’s marketing office for setting this event up and for helping me feel confident and prepared in interviewing one of the country’s leading authorities on knife crime.’
Tackling knife crime is a priority for the Met. Whether you want to find out how you can help yourself, your friends or family you can find practical help and advice here: https://www.met.police.uk/StopKnifeCrime
If you or someone you know has information that may help prevent a violent crime, or help an investigation, but are not comfortable speaking directly to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name or trace your call.
Any young people who have either information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity and is also independent of the police.
If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk
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