Via BBC News
The father of Damilola Taylor – the schoolboy murdered in south London in 2000 – is to be Labour’s special envoy on youth violence and knife crime.
Richard Taylor has been campaigning against the carrying of knives since his son, 10, was killed as he returned home to Peckham after a day at school.
He will liaise with other families who lost relatives in similar circumstances and try to alter teenagers’ attitudes.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Mr Taylor had “worked tirelessly”.
This violence had “ruined so many young lives, families and neighbourhoods”, the prime minister added.
“Richard will be able to share the experiences of families who have directly been affected by youth violence and their thoughts on how young people’s behaviour can be changed.”
Keep up the good work Richard.
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