London Needs You Alive - don't carry a knife

London Needs you Alive: Don't Carry a Knife

The young people of London are incredible. We want you to know how important you are, that your lives matter and that London would not be London without you.

That’s why you shouldn’t carry a knife.

London Needs You Alive: Don't Carry a Knife

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There are 653,626 teenagers in London. Every one of you is important.

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

"London is one of the safest cities in the world – but knife crime is tragically ruining far too many lives, devastating communities and leaving families bereaved.

It’s time to stop the killing right now. To do this, we need the young people of London to realise how incredible they are and the potential they have.

As Mayor of London, I’m asking you to join me in telling our young people that London needs them alive.

I want them to know how important they are, what they can achieve in this city and that they shouldn’t put their futures at risk by carrying a knife."

Sadiq Khan

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Need help?

Get the information and support you need from organisations across London.*

Kiyan Prince Foundation - North Finchley

lives not knives (LNK) - Croydon

JAGS Foundation - Croydon

Oasis Hub Youth - Waterloo

Dwaynamics - Brixton

Move for Life (MFL) - various locations


The Ben Kinsella Trust - Islington

XLP (The eXceL Project) - Liverpool Street

St. John Ambulance - various locations

* These are independent organisations that supply information and support on knife violence in London.

There's more...

Learn more about what the Mayor is doing to tackle knife crime in London.