Abdullah Özcan says murder of his son in February has left his family traumatised and fearful, amid surge in violent crime
All week, Britain’s newspapers have been publishing spreads of photographs of the many people murdered in London so far this year. Each time they do so, Abdullah Özcan breaks down and weeps.
“Yesterday I saw the Sun newspaper and they had 49 pictures in there, including a picture of my son. All day I cried. I didn’t cry just for my son, but for all those other people as well. Life is just starting for these people, they are 19 years old, 17 years old, and they are dying for nothing.”