Family backing ‘No knife crime’ gig


NOTE: Anti-knife crime concert delayed

[from Guardian]

Family backing ‘No knife crime’ gig

  • Press Association, Saturday July 19 2008

The family of murdered teenager Ben Kinsella have announced a concert to tell the world ‘No to knife crime’.

Ben, the brother of former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, died after he was stabbed during a night out in north London.

Stars from the world of entertainment were among more than 1,000 mourners who attended his funeral on Friday. Miss Kinsella, who played Kelly Taylor in the TV soap, said now the funeral was over she feels “stronger” and more able to fight knife crime.

“We need to do something about it and this concert will show the Government that people care and want a change. All the families want this to show their children have not died in vain. This is the change to make a difference.”

The concert will be held on Sunday September 21 at Finsbury Park and tickets will be available for 40,000 people. More information will be released soon on the website www.benkinsella.org.uk.

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