MBE for mother of shooting victim
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Mum of shooting victim Letisha Shakespeare in 'bittersweet' honour

The mother of a teenage girl killed in a shooting nearly 14 years ago has received an MBE in the New Year Honours.

Marcia Shakespeare said it was a "bittersweet" honour after a "rollercoaster of emotions" in the years since daughter Letisha Shakespeare, 17, and best friend Charlene Ellis, 18, became the innocent victims of a drive-by shooting in Birmingham in the early hours of 2 January 2003.

Following the killings she has campaigned to rid the city of guns and says her reward is the young people who have turned around their lives.

  • 31 Dec 2016