Two campaigners tackling knife and gang crime in London are among those on the New Year honours list.

Mark Prince, a former boxer, receives an OBE for his work after the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old son, Kiyan, a prodigious footballing talent, in 2006.

The former WBO world light-heavyweight champion set up the Kiyan Prince Foundation to deliver his anti-knife, anti-gang message to thousands of pupils in London’s schools. His I Have a Dream programme combines intensive boxing training sessions with weekly one-hour workshops on subjects such as gang life, knife crime and drug and substance abuse.

He said: “My son lost his life, and this is what I can give back on behalf of my son. This is not about going around saying ‘oh, I’ve got an OBE,’ because that doesn’t really do anything for me when I go to the cemetery to visit my son.”


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