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BBC presenter’s tribute to ex-head knifed to loss of life defending pupil


BBC presenter as we speak paid tribute to his former headteacher Philip Lawrence 25 years after he was stabbed to loss of life defending a pupil outdoors college.  

Edward Adoo, 41, says he “won’t ever cease considering” of Mr Lawrence whose killing impacted “the entire of London”.  

His widow Frances not too long ago thanked Mr Adoo for championing his legacy.  

He informed the Customary: “It’s at all times an honour to speak to her and let her know that we received’t overlook him.”  

Mr Lawrence, 48, died from a single stab wound to the center on the gates of St George’s RC college in Maida Vale after attempting to avoid wasting a pupil, 13, who was being attacked on December 8, 1995.  

His then-15-year-old killer, Learco Chindamo, was sentenced to life earlier than being freed on parole in 2010. Chindamo was recalled later the identical yr then launched once more in 2014.  

Mr Adoo has made a BBC Radio 4 documentary the place he reunites former college mates to reminisce about why Mr Lawrence was adored.  

( Philip Lawrence (left), the headmaster who was brutally murdered by Learco Chindamo (proper), outdoors his college as he defended a pupil )

He additionally talks to politicians and knife crime campaigners to ask whether or not subsequent initiatives to scale back knife crime turned misplaced alternatives.  

Mr Adoo began his profession journey by asking the father-of 4 if he might launch a faculty radio station like one he’d seen on Neighbours. Mr Lawrence surprised him by providing his workplace for use each lunch for broadcasts of GFM.

Mr Adoo added: “A number of the workers have been towards it. One instructor threatened to go on strike.  

“However Mr Lawrence needed to assist the neighborhood and make a distinction. In the end, that ethos value him his life.”

Mr Adoo added: “The day Mr Lawrence died was a glass-shattering second. Everybody was in shock.  

“Knife crime wasn’t on our radar so what occurred was catastrophic and opened our eyes to what some parts of road tradition had change into.” Within the programme, Mr Adoo’s classmate Amanda Okoye mentioned of the tragedy: “It was simply the trauma. It was simply so intense as a result of he was a superb man.”

Loss of life of a Headmaster is on Radio 4 Tuesday December 8 at 8pm.  

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