How London's Camden Lock became a flashpoint for knife gang killings
The area is at the heart of a brutal battle which has left vulnerable teenagers dead and whole communities in fear
They emerge at dusk, gathering on the corner of Queen’s Crescent and Weedington Road. Lookouts are stationed to the south-west on Malden Road, while to the north youngsters on bicycles deliver pre-ordered cocaine and heroin.
This is the home turf of QC Blox, one of the most notorious street gangs of Camden, north London. Named after the layout of the 1960s Queen’s Crescent estate, the gang has 70 members, predominantly of Somali origin, sources say. Well organised and seemingly able to easily entice recruits, it has a ferocious reputation locally. “They are fearless, even the 15-year-olds. I swear the police are scared,” said resident Abdul Musavir, outside the Baitul Aman mosque.Continue reading...