Parents are increasingly worried about the safety of their children after a teenager was murdered on a bus in South Norwood – the third fatal stabbing in Croydon this year.Why? If their children aren't in gangs, they should be fine.
This morning residents were shocked that another young life had been lost on their doorstep.
John Ormesher said: “Every time this happens it is just another wasted life.
“There have been enough murders to see that something needs to be done, but it is very easy to say that and do nothing about it.”Would you like to suggest something?
Kieron McNulty from Selhurst said that his children, aged 16 and 14, are now frightened that they will be attacked where they live in Penge. He added: “It is a worry, you’re worried about saying the wrong thing to someone and getting stabbed, that civility has gone.
“There has got to be more stuff for kids to do.”Ah, yes. The excuse that these criminals are stabbing each other because 'there ain't no yoof clubs, innit fam?'...
A woman who has lived in the area for the past 65 years said that it has changed dramatically in that time. She added: “I don’t go out at night anymore, things like this worry me.
“Why do they do it, the young ones? It’s all against each other. You’d think they would want to be kind to each other.”Maybe they should listen to more Carpenters, and less drill rap...
And Kim Russell who lives nearby was shocked by the news. She said: “It is very, very sad. I’ve got a teenage boy myself and I worry about him all the time.
“I am in this area every day and you don’t expect something like that to happen on a bus, I use the 130 twice a day.”Why don't you? Buses seem to be preferred hunting grounds for underclass gangs. Even outside London.
Another man on his way to the shops had not heard about the stabbing, but said that sadly incidents like this feel ‘normal to him now’.They feel normal to a lot of people.
And Ranim who runs Avantgarde Autos in Whitehorse Lane heard about the stabbing on his way to work this morning (March 9).
“It is tragic, I think more can be done to help the youngsters. They are killing each other.”'Help them' in what way?