Thousands Attend Knife Crime Victim Ben's Funeral
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Hundreds of people in fancy dress, including friends of teenage stab victim, Ben Kinsella, who dressed in bright colours and Ben's trade mark oversized white plastic-framed sunglasses. The ceremony took place in Islington, North London.
Friends of murdered teenager Ben Kinsella wore fancy dress to celebrate his life today.
Dozens of the 16-year-old’s pals dressed up in colourful wigs and outsized sunglasses for his funeral.
Shattered Brooke, who played Kelly Taylor in the TV soap, has since pleaded for others to learn from his death and lay down their weapons.
Some of Ben’s friends also turned up at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, in Islington, north London, in T-shirts bearing anti-knife crime slogans.
Ben, the brother of former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, died after he was stabbed in north London during a night out.
Ben’s close friend, Brooke Dunford, 16, was among the first to arrive at the church, which is not far from where the teenager was murdered.
She said: “He was a funny bright boy. He wouldn’t have wanted everyone to wear black.”
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