Life After Near Death

Meet the man who thinks experiences in the great outdoors could be the solution to reducing violent crime

As a product of the tough streets of Hackney, Dwayne Fields knows more than most about the devastating effects of violent crime amongst young people in Britain.

At a time when gun and knife crime dominates the national news agenda following a rise in reported incidents, Fields believes he has the answer to break the cycle and help curb the number of shootings and stabbings in UK cities.

The man who went from a London estate to an Arctic explorer narrowly escaped with his own life after a gun shooting and a near-fatal stabbing.

Fields feels violent crime doesn't need to be cyclical or that the next death of a young person on our streets should have a sense of cruel inevitability.

The adventurer works with young people from inner-cities to show them a way beyond a life of toxic violence, providing them with safe and inspiring experiences in the outdoors.

The outdoors helped save his life, so why can't it help others? Discover his story below.