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Friday, 8 February 2013

Sister of murder victim Ben Kinsella urges youngsters to visit free knife crime exhibition funded by Rolling Stones star

Islington Gazette

Brooke Kinsella with mum Deborah and dad George. Inset, Ben.

Published: 8 February, 2013
by PETER GRUNER

THE sister of murder victim Ben Kinsella is urging residents – particularly young people – to visit a free exhibition in Islington about knife crime, which is being funded by veteran Rolling Stones rock star Ronnie Wood.

Ms Kinsella, joined by her mother Deborah and father George, said at the launch this week that she hoped as many people as possible will attend the exhibition, which begins on Monday at City North in Fonthill Road.

“Knife crime is not going away,” she said, “and we think this exhibition really gets the message across.”

Mr Wood and his new wife Sally, currently on honeymoon, became patrons of The Ben Kinsella Trust just before Christmas.

They said the charity set up to tackle knife crime in the wake of Ben’s brutal murder in 2008 was very close to their heart.

Ms Kinsella, who runs True Stars drama school in City Road, thanked Mr Wood and said that her brother Ben is very much loved and remembered in the borough.

The one-hour tour of the exhibition takes in interactive exhibits, films and comic strips. It runs from February 18 to 22. Groups are welcome but must book in advance if they include more than six.

To book, contact abby.kegg@benkinsella.org.uk or 020 7272 1968.

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