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'She just screamed': Mothers tell of 'hardest calls' after sons stabbed to death in new campaign

Telegraph, 08 Apr 2021
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Five mothers shared their stories of the hardest phone calls they had to make after their sons were stabbed to death.

Becky Beston's son Archie Beston was 19 when he was stabbed to death in Kingston in February 2020 on a night out with friends.

Lillian Serunkuma 15-year-old son Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes was knifed to death outside his school gates in 2017.

Yvonne Lawson, whose 17-year-old son, Godwin, was stabbed to death in 2010, said she rang her sister after she was told he had died.

Jean Foster, whose son Christopher Foster, 34, was stabbed to death outside a London pub in 2010.

Lorraine Jones, whose son Dwayne Simpson was stabbed to death at the age of 20 as he tried to save a friend's life in Brixton in 2014.

The new knife crime campaign launched on Thursday urged Londoners to speak up about knife crime.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at

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