Sofyen Belamouadden, 15, was murdered in Victoria station by a gang of youths nearly a year ago to the day. He was from Acton/Shepherd's Bush and a pupil at Henry Compton School. The trial of the people accused of his murder, which followed a grimly familiar pattern of pathetic gangs arranging to meet and fight each other on facebook and some child dying as a result, was halted in January after the jury had to be discharged.
Our own gang call themselves Murder Dem Pussies, you can see "MDP" scrawled on some of the walls and fences in W12. They usually scrap with another one from further up the Uxbridge Road and every now and again someone also gets stabbed and killed. Like Kodjo Yenga. Or shot. Like Craig Brown.
I know some of both lots read this blog because they usually leave threatening comments which I then delete. So I ask them - and the rest of you - to watch this video which has been produced detailing all of the killings than have taken place of young people in London in the last two years.
And then ask yourself, if you are in a gang, do you want to be next? Or do you want a future?