Police patrols reassure locals.
Police are to step up high-visibility patrols around where a schoolboy was stabbed to death in a bid to reassure locals, it was announced yesterday.
Kiyan Prince Kiyan Prince was a 15 year old British boy who attended the London Academy in Edgware, in the London borough of Barnet. He was fatally stabbed on 18 May 2006, receiving a single lethal knife wound, while apparently intervening to prevent the bullying of another boy. , 15, was murdered in front of horrified hor·ri·fy
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.
2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock. teachers and fellow pupils outside the London Academy in Edgware, north London, on Thursday.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said knife crime had not previously been a "major issue" in the borough of Barnet, with an average of two knife-related offences per week committed there.
However, patrols were being stepped up "in light of the recent tragic event".
A youth conference had already been scheduled to take place in Barnet later this month to encourage children to stay away from weapons and introduce "knife awareness" programmes in schools, he said.
The spokesman added: "Our Schools Involvement Programme and Safer Neighbourhood Teams make regular visits to schools and youth groups to reinforce the message about the dangers and implications of carrying knives and other weapons."
The latest tragedy comes just a week after Special Constable SPECIAL CONSTABLE. One who has been appointed a constable for a particular occasion, as in the case of an actual tumult or a riot, or for the purpose of serving a particular process. Nisha Patel-Nasri was stabbed to death outside her home in Wembley, north-west London.