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Campaign launched following Rob Knox death sees youth crime fall in Greenwich
A CAMPAIGN launched following the death of 18-year-old Rob Knox in Sidcup has seen youth crime levels fall.
The Street Violence Ruins Lives (SVRL) project, which was developed by the Charlton Athletic Community Trust in 2008, will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday by hosting ‘Rob’s Day.’
Images of Rob, as well as those of Lee Green murder victim Jimmy Mizen, will be broadcast on the big screen at The Valley when the Addicks take on Millwall.
Figures from April 2012 show youth violence has dropped by 40 per cent in Greenwich since the same time in 2011.
Rob’s mother, Sally Knox, said: “The Rob Knox Foundation is so proud to be associated with the SVRL campaign.
“We’d like this match and Rob’s Day to be about celebrating the success of five years on for the SVRL campaign and remembering Rob and the wonderful young man he was.”