Ryan Biddiss, 26, has dedicated his life to getting weapons off the streets of London (Picture: SWNS)
Swords, machetes and kitchen knives are just some of the weapons taken off the streets of London by this young vigilante.
Ryan Biddiss, 26, is on a one-man mission to make the capital safer through his dedicated amnesty initiative.
Anyone can contact him anonymously on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and so far, the unemployed Londoner has collected more than 100 knives and firearms, including an assault rifle.
He said: ‘The amount of knives on our streets is shocking. I also want to try and raise awareness about the shops which are selling these knives, because I don’t think it’s necessary.
‘People who buy machetes and stuff should require a licence because they have no place on the streets of London.’
He launched his one-man mission after witnessing Hawa Haragakiza wipe the blood of her 15-year-old son off the street in Woolwich, south-east London.
Tamim Ian Habimana was stabbed to death on July 5 last year – one of 30 teenagers killed across the capital in 2021.
The Londoner shared a picture of his first haul of 2022, which included a machete, a rifle and seven kitchen knives (Picture: SWNS)
Anyone can contact Ryan anonymously on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Picture: SWNS)
Ryan said: ‘Hearing the pain in her screams, even now just thinking of it gives me goose-bumps.
‘The idea of a mother cleaning her own son’s blood off the streets, it disgusted me.’
The campaigner shared a video of his first weapon haul of 2022, which included seven kitchen knives, a machete and a rifle.
All of the knives he’s picked up are potential weapons but Ryan operates a ‘no questions asked policy’.
He even makes his personal details available on social media, so anyone can contact him if they want to get rid of a weapon.
The vigilante will always ask people to send pictures in advance and keep any ammunition separate and sealed.
These are then handed over to the police to be disposed of safely.
Another shocking incident that pushed Ryan to start Protect our Children (POC) Patrol was when he discovered a kitchen knife on the Cherry Orchard estate in Charlton.
Tamim Ian Habimana, 15, was one of 30 teen homicide victims in London last year (Picture: SWNS)
This knife was found in a donation box outside a primary school (Picture: SWNS)
Ryan said: ‘I was outside playing football with my nephew and all his little mates who are around six, seven, eight-years-old.
‘One of the kids shouted for me, saying they found a knife opposite a primary school – it was kitchen knife around eight or nine inches long.
‘That’s when I really started to push my Facebook page, trying to get it out there and make a difference.’
Ryan is now fundraising to install two catastrophic bleed bags in Woolwich, which can be used to treat people before an ambulance arrives.
These are often life-saving kits and there are growing calls for them to be rolled out nationwide.
In September last year, two men aged 30 and 23 were saved by bleed bags after being stabbed at a party in Birmingham.
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