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Football fans come together to remember murder victims Rob Knox and Jimmy Mizen
THOUSANDS of football fans came together at the weekend to remember murder victims Rob Knox and Jimmy Mizen and celebrate the work done in their memory.
Harry Potter actor Rob was just 18-years-old when he was stabbed to death outside Metro Bar in Station Road, Sidcup, on May 24, 2008.
Jimmy Mizen was killed two weeks earlier when he was attacked in nearby Lee.
As well as remembering Addick’s fan Rob and Lions supporter Jimmy, the day celebrated the work of Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT) successful Street Violence Ruins Lives (SVRL) campaign.
The campaign educates youngsters throughout Bexley and Greenwich about the dangers of carrying a knife and belonging to a gang.
Rob’s mother Sally, who is a life coach for CACT, said: “By working with Charlton and the SVRL campaign, we hope that the work we do with young people may stop another family going through the suffering that we have.
“It means so much to see Rob’s name living on in such a positive way.
“We would like to thank the trust for all of its hard work and support over the past five years and we look forward to working together in the years to come.”
Reports of youth crime in Greenwich fell by 40 per cent in the past year compared to 2011/2012, whilst knife crime in the borough dropped by 28 per cent during the same period.
Jimmy’s father, Barry, added: “Change can only happen when, as individuals, we accept we have the most important role to play in defining the sort of communities we want to be part of.
“This does however require leadership, and the wonderful people of our great clubs are leading the way.”
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