On May 18th 2006 Kiyan Josiah Prince, first born son of Mark and Tracy, was cruelly and tragically murdered ... another victim of knife crime. He was just 15 years old. The loving nature, by which he was known, was what made him step in and defend his friend who was being picked on by another youth.
The incident took place outside the gates of his school, the London Academy, located in Edgware North London. Kiyan attempted to resolve the situation in the most peaceable way by directly challenging the aggressor.
The ‘killer’, 16 year old Hannad Hasan, felt that Kiyan had disrespected him because he stood up to him. He then turned and callously killed Kiyan – plunging a knife straight into his chest. Kiyan died of a single, but fatal, stab wound to his heart.
Kiyan, who played for Queens Park Rangers Under-16’s football team.
He was dubbed ‘The Bullet’ because of his speed and he was hailed as the next Wayne Rooney… tipped to play for England.
Kiyan was a beautiful, thoughtful, kind and considerate young man. . How he lived was reflected in the way he died… in probably the last words he ever spoke…
Even though he must have been very scared and in pain… in dying he still represented the life he lived. His heart was so full of love and empathy for others. In his final minutes his thoughts were, even then, still of others. As he lay bleeding he told his friends: “if these are my last words… tell my Mum I love her.”
The Kiyan Prince Foundation works with all children and young people regardless of age, race, disability, gender and sexual orientation to increase awareness, and, address the consequences of gun and knife crime through education, encouraging them to make informed choices and move forwards in a positive way.
Email Website Kiyan.org
Phone 07786 788 301
KIYAN PRINCE FOUNDATION