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Beverley Thomas

Beverley Thomas’s twin daughters Charlene and Sophie Ellis were outside a party in the early hours of 2 January 2003 when four men pulled up in a car and opened fire with a MAC-10 machine gun and two automatic 9mm pistols, killing 18-year-old Charlene and her friend Letisha Shakespeare, 17. For more than a decade, Beverley has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the problems of gang culture and to help rid Birmingham’s streets of gun crime.

Beverley features in John Sentamu’s Agape Love Stories which is available in paperback, priced £9.99, from bookstores and online at Alternatively you can order through Norwich Books and Music ( ; tel – 01603 785 925) quoting ISBN: 978-0-232-53223-4.