From left: Jim and Lorraine Dinnegan, MP Jeremy Corbyn, and organisers Valerie Flessati and CND vice president Bruce Kent at the launch
Published: 15 June, 2012
by PAVAN AMARA
A SCHEME in which shops will provide a place of safety for victims of street crime was launched on Saturday in Finsbury Park by the mother of 14-year-old Martin Dinnegan, who was stabbed and killed five years ago.
Lorraine Dinnegan was joined by her husband Jim, and Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn.
Staff and volunteers from Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road were also present along with students from City and Islington College, and members of Mary Magdalene Church in Holloway Road, and St Mellitus Church in Tollington Park.
Ms Dinnegan said: “I support anything that keeps knife crime off our streets. It breaks so many hearts, and anything that can be done I’ll go all the way for. I hope this helps, and have every faith that as a community we can work together to protect our children.”
The campaign will encourage shops and businesses in London to be safe havens for those running from knife crime. Shopkeepers will lock the door, and call the police, keeping the victim safe.