A mum whose son was killed in a knife attack will be holding an anti-knife crime event in Woolwich.

Lynne Booker has been organising community events knife crime ever since her son, Terry, died after he was stabbed in Plumstead in 2000 aged 19.

After 17 years of campaigning she had decided to hang up her boots, until another fatal stabbing rocked her family.

Terry’s second cousin Adam Chambers was the victim of a fatal knife attack on June 13 this year after he was stabbed behind Phipps House off Woolwich Road.

Ms Booker said: “I went to the funeral. When it happened again in our family I said I have to do something.

“This will be the last thing I do in my son’s name because I have had enough.”

Ms Booker set up the Terry Booker Foundation to provide support for bereaved families but she had decided to stop running it.

Now though she’s organising one final event in Woolwich so the community can stand together against knife crime and to honour the emergency services.

She said: “We need to stand up to this knife crime epidemic as it has taken too many lives. People are going out with knives in their pockets thinking that makes them safe.

“I know it won’t stop just from this but I feel we have to do something. I haven’t retired from all of this, I am coming back for the very last time to hold this event.

“People hurting and children are being taken from families, something has got to change. At least if we can stand together as a community against this then maybe something can happen.

“Our emergency services are being cut and it’s not right. As a bereaved parent I know what they do for everyone.”

The event will be in General Gordon Place by the big screen on August 22 from 12pm to 6pm, and will include activities for kids and families.