Statement on the death of Shereka Marsh
Following the tragic shooting of 15 year old Shereka Marsh on Saturday 22 March, the Mayor of Hackney has issued a short statement.
The death of a young person is always devastating, and our sympathies are very much with Shereka's friends and family. This incident has sent shockwaves through the community in Hackney and we are working to support pupils and staff at Urswick, where Shereka was a much valued member of the school.
This has highlighted once again the danger that firearms pose to society; put simply, guns ruin lives.
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney