Father’s heartfelt film

Issued on 21/8/17 at 2:55 p.m.

The father of murder victim Lauric Lebato has explained in a short film how his life has been destroyed by death of his 22-year-old son.

Tagbeu Lebato made the film with Leicestershire Police to highlight the appalling damage knives can have on families and communities.

In the film, he describes how he left his home in the Ivory Coast to give his son a better future in England.

The film shows the moment CCTV cameras capture Lauric being fatally stabbed and comes with a health warning that viewers will find the footage shocking.

Tagbeu said: “You have just watched my son Lauric being stabbed to death.

“I told you it would be shocking.

“But how do you feel? How do you feel about that knife that took our lives?

“I do not ask you to pity my life. I have no need of your pity. Instead, I ask you to think about that knife that took the life of my beautiful little boy.

“Now, think about another knife that may one day take your life or the life of someone close to you.

“My name is Tagbeu Lebato.

“Think lives not knives”.

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