Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ben's Legacy on Knife Crime; FAMILY LAUNCH FUND TO TACKLE TEEN VIOLENCE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ben's Legacy on Knife Crime; FAMILY LAUNCH FUND TO TACKLE TEEN VIOLENCE

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THE family of 16-year-old stab victim Ben Kinsella has set up a fund and website in his memory to raise awareness of effects of gun and knife crime.

His grieving relatives have turned to the internet to urge all teenagers to "put down their knives and weapons and think about the pain and suffering they will cause".

The popular GCSE student became the 17th teenager to die violently in the capital this year when he was stabbed in Islington, London, at the weekend.

Ben's family, led by his sister, former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, plan to use donations to the Ben Kinsella fund to hold events to raise the profile of the problem of weapons on the streets.

The website also includes a guest-book section for people to leave messages for Ben's family.

In a video message, Miss Kinsella, 24, who played Kelly Taylor in the BBC1 soap, said: "Thank you to absolutely everybody who has shown their support for us through this time.

"If you would like to be updated on Ben's case or leave any messages of condolences please go to his official website, www. …

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