The Guardian meets the Londoner who decided to take the issue of knife crime into his own hands and made a DIY knife amnesty bin.

Amnesty bins are nothing new, but this is the first time that a citizen not related to the police has done something like this. Courtney Barrett started an anti-knife campaign after seeing increasing levels of violence in his home borough of Waltham Forest. With police funding from central government at a 10 year low, Courtney says that he felt that the authorities were unable to seriously take on knife crime anymore, despite their best efforts. Violent crime has increased significantly in the capital over the past few years and many say that more needs to be done to stop it.

Meet The Londoner Who Made A DIY Knife Amnesty Bin image of knife crime

This short documentary shows us both the scary reality of crime on the streets of London as well as the amazing passion that people like Courtney have for their communities. Courtney tells people that having fewer knives available will lead to a safer community. It’s a touching story that shows the big differences that one person can make to a whole area.

The Guardian|Courtney Barrett|Documentary

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