The first person to be fatally stabbed in 2018 in the United Kingdom died just 12 minutes into the new year. Three hours later a second person is killed in a knife attack, the year goes on to become the deadliest on record with regards to knife crime and many of the victims were just teenagers.
United Kingdom has seen an alarming surge in knife crime over recent years and in this film we hear from Duwayne Brooks, a man who in 1993 witnessed his friend Stephen Lawrence being stabbed to death by a racist gang, Lawrence was just 18 years old at the time of his death.
Witnessing this left Duwayne traumatised, 25 years later he now feels he wants to take viewers on a personal journey into the current knife crime epidemic to witness the impact it is having across the nation. Meeting up with family members and friends of the victims we see how they cope in the aftermath of such violence.
As the number of people who die as a result of knife crime rises, this film becomes a powerful account of the most deadly year recorded yet.