Grass-roots youth groups, local politicians, police representatives and faith leaders have come together to call on the new Mayor to tackle the worrying upsurge in youth violence in Lambeth.

A letter coordinated by our colleague, Cllr Mohammed Seedat, who is the cabinet member for safer communities, and co-signed by Cllr Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth Council, our MP Helen Hayes and Chuka Umunna MP, has called for the new Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime to make ‘reducing youth violence’ one of MOPAC’s key crime reduction targets and to set up a team to coordinate a cross-London effort to reduce youth violence.