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Memorial for murdered teen

PUBLISHED: 15:52 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:45 25 August 2010

A CANDLE-LIT vigil was held in memory of a teenage actor who was stabbed to death weeks after filming the latest Harry Potter film.

A CANDLE-LIT vigil was held in memory of a teenage actor who was stabbed to death weeks after filming the latest Harry Potter film.

Bromley D&B Theatre School student Rob Knox, 18, of Maidstone Road, Swanley, was remembered by his parents and friends outside Metro Bar, Sidcup, last Saturday.

Karl Bishop, 22, of Carlton Road, Sidcup, stabbed Mr Knox five times and injured four of his friends as the actor rushed in to stop the knife-wielding thug outside the bar last May.

The parents of the former Beths Grammar pupil, Sally and Colin Knox, joined their son Jamie at the bar a year on with friends who witnessed the bloody murder unfold.

Mrs Knox said: "We want to spend some time remembering Rob with his friends, and to keep it low key."

Mr Knox had just been filmed in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince which is due to be premiered on July 7.

The Old Bailey heard that Bishop, who was jailed for life in March, had been 'humiliated' by fights with Mr Knox and his friends and so had sought revenge with two knives.

The Knox family hope to raise money for youth provision in Sidcup. For more information visit www.robknox.co.uk.

jules.cooper@archant.co.uk


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