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Monday 22nd September 2014
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Brooke Kinsella supports Islington anti-knife crime event

Actress and anti-knife campaigner Brooke Kinsella spoke to school children in Islington about the dangers of carrying weapons.

The former Eastenders star's brother Ben was stabbed to death when he was just 16.

Guests at the community afternoon at Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre also included pupils from Ashmount Primary School - who watched a play called "It's No Joke", showing the terrible harm knives can cause.

Brooke said: "I thought the play was a great way to teach the school children who were at the event of the consequences of carrying a knife and using a knife.

"The fact that the event was organised by the council was brilliant and I only hope that these events continue and increase as the link between the council and its community is so important.

"By attending this event I could see how much hard work was put into the day by the council officers and those in the play."