BRENT'S Not Another Drop anti-gun campaign is being promoted on three "bendy buses" running the 18 route from Sudbury to Harlesden.

The award-winning campaign's logo has been painted across the back of the vehicles in a project also involving Brent police, bus operator First and transport for London to raise awareness of the anti-gun message.

Route 18 runs along the Harrow Road, past the house where young Toni-Ann Byfield was gunned down to prevent her identifying the killers of a drug dealer.

First has dedicated the three buses to Toni-Ann, Kavian Francis-Hopwood, who was murdered last year, and teenager Jumaane Taylor, a teenage member of the Black Male Forum and a volunteer police cadet who died of a heart attack.

Patsy Hopwood, and Lametta Wright, mother respectively of Kavian and Jumaane, attended the launch of the buses.

Brent's police commander, Chief Superintendent Andy Bamber, said: "The Not Another Drop has been extremely successful in promoting the anti-gun message and the need for the whole community to work together to keep guns out of our communities.

"We have been given the opportunity by First and Transport for London to increase the awareness of the campaign and remember those who have died."

Tony Wilson, managing director of First, said: "We realise the impact gun crime has had on the people of Brent, some of whom are our employees. We are pleased to support the Not campaign."

Other Not Another Drop initiatives have included hard-hitting posters, youth programmes and the introduction of automatic number-plate recognition cameras.