Friday, 23 September 2011

Stabbing Memorial

The London Borough of Redbridge - a better place to die ... er ... live - is believed to be the first place in Britain to raise a memorial to a victim of knife crime. Artist Gary Drostle designed the 10ft-high Redbridge Peace Monument (2011) as a memorial to Kashif Mahmood, who was knifed to death in Ilford at the age of 16. His killer was 17. The photo shows his parents, Parveen and Arshad Mahmood, viewing the monument. Local businessman Wilson Chowdhry helped fund-raise the £10,000 needed to create the memorial (title link). Tomorrow the monument will be officially inaugurated at the Redbridge Peace Concert, held in the High Road, which will run from noon to 6pm (CLICK).


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