In a weekly feature, the Gazette profiles and champions a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we sat down with Lizzy Bassham, owner of Lizzy's on the Green in Newington Green.
It is a harrowing reminder of the work to be done. Since Ben Kinsella died 10 years ago today, 27 people have been fatally stabbed in Islington despite efforts to conquer knife crime. James Morris lists each tragic waste of life.
Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella's murder. John Sutherland was one of Islington's top cops at the time. He recalls the effect it had on him, and how the case changed the police's approach to dealing with knife crime.