30/06/2008

Teenagers Released On Bail After Stab Death

Two teenagers arrested over the murder of Ben Kinsella, have been released on police bail.

Ben was attacked during a row with youths in York Way, Holloway, north London in the early hours of Sunday morning.

One of Ben's friends said he made a "desperate" phone begging for help as he lay dying on the street.

It is reported that David Dugdale, 17, was the friend that received the call. "He called me on the phone and just said 'help'. He sounded really scared and then it just clicked off," he said.

The teenager who is the brother of actress Brooke Kinsella, died in hospital a few hours later.

Brooke, who is best known for playing Kelly Taylor in BBC soap Eastenders is said to be "devastated".

Her publicist says she has pulled out of a production of Torn at the Arcola Theatre in east London.

It is thought that Ben had been at a party at the Shillibeers pub, in North Road, when the row broke out between several youths.

Ms Kinsella, 24 and her parents Debbie and George, paid their respects at the murder scene yesterday.

A makeshift shrine has been set up at the scene of the stabbing and is covered in more than 100 bouquets, balloons and an Arsenal scarf.

One of the tributes reads: "We will always remember you Ben for your loving ways and that great smile. Paul and Louise".

Ben's headteacher at Holloway School said "we are all devastated" and "Ben had so much going for him".

"It is not an exaggeration to say he was one of the most popular students in the school, with both staff and fellow pupils," he added.

The two youths arrested, both 16, were released on bail to return to a police station at a date in late August while enquiries continue.

Ben is the 17th teenager to die as a result of violence and the 12th to be stabbed in the capital so far this year.

In 2007, 27 teenagers where killed in the city.

See: Schoolboy Killers Sentenced To Life

Teens Arrested In Oxford Street Murder Probe

London Teen Dies After Being Shot In The Head

(DS)

Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

04 July 2008
Three Accused In Court Over Ben Murder
Three people accused of murdering Ben Kinsella are due in court today. Ben, 16, was stabbed during a row with youths in York Way, Holloway, north London in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is thought that Ben had been at a party at Shillibeers pub, in North Road, when the row broke out between several youths.
12 June 2009
Trio Given Life Sentences For Ben Kinsella Murder
Three men have been given life sentences for the murder of 16-year-old schoolboy Ben Kinsella. Juress Kika, 19, Jade Braithwaite, 18, and Michael Alleyne, 20, were yesterday convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey in London. The three, all from London, were ordered to serve a minimum of 19 years in prison.
11 June 2009
Three Found Guilty Of Ben Kinsella Murder
A man and two teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Ben Kinsella. Juress Kika, 19, Jade Braithwaite, 18, and Michael Alleyne, 20, were convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey in London. Ben, the brother of Eastenders actress Brooke Kinsella, was stabbed 11 times in a north London street, once through the heart.
20 November 2008
Mother Calls For Jail For Murder Suspect
A murder suspect who escaped from a mental health unit should have been in prison, his alleged victim's mother has said. John Clayton, 28, escaped from the Springfield Hospital in Wandsworth, south London late on Tuesday evening, Metropolitan Police said. Mr Clayton was being held at the hospital for a psychiatrist assessment.
06 August 2015
Two More Charged Over Hatton Garden Robbery
The Metropolitan Police have charged two people in connection with the Hatton Garden safety deposit box raid in April. Brenn Walters, aka Ben Perkins, 43, and 35-year-old Terri Robinson have been charged in connection with the robbery and are due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on 27 August.