Everyone has a role to play in stopping violence

There is never any reason to carry a knife. London needs you alive.

This is the Lions Society's story.

It takes a village to raise a child. Or, in the case of the Lions Society, a group of barbers to provide a platform to tackle knife crime.

Barbers James and Raymond formed the group to create a space where young people can open up and talk about what's going on, because as James says:

"One of the biggest killers is when young people can't see their own future."

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