Daddy by day and a vigilante by night’: Father, 31, in a one-man crusade to rid Britain’s streets of knives by encouraging teens to swap blades for JD Sports vouchers
- Faron Paul, 31, runs a knife amnesty which collects the weapons from teenagers
- He says he does it for his kids who he wants to ‘live long and happy lives’
- Faron made headlines in 2017 when he confiscated a ‘Rambo-style’ knife at a birthday party
A father is ridding Britain of its bloody stabbing crisis one knife at a time by rewarding people who hand over their blades with JD Sports vouchers.
Faron Paul, 31, has set up a knife amnesty which collects the weapons from teenagers and then gives them to the police without revealing the identity of the original owner.
And the self-described ‘daddy by day and vigilante by night’s’ one-man crusade is driven by his children, who he fears for amid a spate of recent murders.
Faron Paul, 31, has set up a knife amnesty which collects the weapons from teenagers. These two blades were given to him by a single mother who confiscated them from her son
People contact Faron through Instagram to set up a one-on-one meeting where they hand over their blades
He told Sky News: ‘Everybody wants to know why I do this. I do it because I have kids and I want them to live long and happy lives.
It’s dangerous work so I try to protect myself with a stab-proof vest and I normally have a friend and my dog with me, too. But you never know.
‘But every time I take a knife off the street I am probably saving a life and stopping someone from going to jail.
‘To me that is worth the risk. I’m trying to help build a better future for the next generation and a situation where local communities don’t need to live in fear.’
People contact Faron through Instagram to set up a one-on-one meeting where they hand over their blades.
In a video posted to the social media account, he showed his followers three of the deadly weapons which he had collected from a single mother who had confiscated them for her son.
He said he has a ‘crazy response’ to Faz Amnesty and has been contacted by many people.
In 2017, Faron made headlines when he confiscated a ‘Rambo-style’ knife from teenagers attending his niece’s 16th birthday party.
At the time he said he allowed his ‘beautiful 14-year-old daughter’ go to her cousin’s birthday party in Broad Lane, Tottenham, if he could supervise.
However, Faron then received a call from his brother who said 20 teenagers were trying to force their way inside the party.
And when discovered one of the teenagers was carrying a huge bladed weapon, he searched the other young men and found they were carrying knives too and took them.
Faron gives people JD Sports vouchers in return for handing over their blades which he then passes to the police
The ‘daddy by day and vigilante by night’ took to social media to show the work he was doing to rid Britain of its bloody stabbing crisis