THE mother of a murdered teenager comforts
yesterday - whose grief she said must be even more desperate than her
Big-hearted Margaret Mizen, 57, had invited the mum of missing Maddie to
a memorial service for her son
who was stabbed to death aged
explained: "She is a mother like me who has lost a child - mine is safe
now, safe in heaven.
Kate's child is still lost. The agony she goes through must be
Kate, 42, sobbed during the ceremony as Margaret urged all mums to "take
your children in your arms every day and tell them how much you love
them". Afterwards, Kate said the service had been "very uplifting".
anti-violence event at London's Westminster Cathedral was organised by
Margaret and husband Barry, 58. It marked Jimmy's 18th birthday and also
the second anniversary of his death.
Altar boy Jimmy was killed with a glass dish in May 2008 during a row at
a bakery near his home in Lee, South London.
Fahri, 19, must serve at least 14 years for his murder.
was among the guests, as well as relatives of other
young victims of violence including
and David Idowu.
Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, reminded
the congregation eight teens had been murdered in London in the past six
said: "You do not need me to present facts and figures. We know there is
too much violence in our lives. We know there are too many knives on our
streets. We know there are too many injuries and deaths caused by them."
latest victim, Marcin Bilaszewski, 19, was knifed to death on Saturday
near a Tube station.
the Mizens joined England footballer
Defoe to launch an anti-violence campaign called "Reclaim Our
Tottenham striker, 27, spoke about his brother Gavin, who died aged 26
last April after being punched in a street attack.
said: "It was incredibly hard for the whole family. It means the world
to me to be part of the Reclaim Our Children campaign."