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Anti-knife crime march between Forest Gate and Stratford is postponed

PUBLISHED: 13:17 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:19 24 May 2017

Peguy Kato, wearing a t-shirt with her son Champion Ganda's picture on, has organised a march (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

Peguy Kato, wearing a t-shirt with her son Champion Ganda's picture on, has organised a march (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

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A planned anti-knife crime march that was set to take place between Forest Gate and Stratford this Saturday has been postponed.

The walk had been organised by Peguy Kato, whose 17-year-old son Champion Ganda died after he and a friend were stabbed in the street in May 2013.

Around 150 people had been expected to take part in the march, following a route along Romford Road.

It will now take place on Saturday, July 8, with participants still invited to meet at Forest Gate station.

Speaking at the time the original march was organised, she said: “It’s so important to do this.

“Someone isn’t doing their job properly, either the police or the government.

“We need to do something.”

Amani Lynch, 20, of Vanguard Close, Canning Town, was jailed for 14 years in March after being convicted of Champion’s manslaughter and of wounding another boy with intent.

Two other men were cleared of all charges.


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