Category Archives: Eliza Ribeiro

Knife crime charity says lack of council support is ‘shame’

A leading figure in a high-profile charity set up to counter knife crime in Croydon has repeated claims that their organisation has been “unsupported” by the council. Monique Ribeiro is the mother of Eliza Ribeiro, who founded Lives Not Knives … Continue reading

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Lives Not Knives nominated for prize at Lamplugh Awards

Lives Not Knives, the Croydon-based anti-violence charity, is a finalist in this year’s National Personal Safety Awards, an event promoted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Lives Not Knives has been shortlisted for the Young Person’s Safety Award, an individual (under … Continue reading

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LNK founder left in tears by response to teacher stabbing

The high-profile founder of a Croydon youth anti-knife crime group has reacted with horror to the violent death of Leeds teacher Anne Maguire this week, but also with grave disappointment at the manner that the media handled the shocking news … Continue reading

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Youth knife crime: the most vicious of vicious circles

The latest, and probably the most serious, scandal to blight Croydon has been this year’s spate of youth stabbings. SHANIQUA BENJAMIN, pictured, investigates what is driving young people to carry weapons Two teenagers stabbed in the Whitgift Centre.  A 12-year-old … Continue reading

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Lives Not Knives founder recognised as a real Young Star

Congratulations – yet again – to Eliza Ribeiro, the 20-year-old from South Croydon and inspiring founder of the Lives Not Knives anti-violence charity, whose work was recognised last night when she was presented with the Young Star prize at the … Continue reading

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