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BEN KINSELLA 10 YEARS

It is a harrowing reminder of the work to be done. Since Ben Kinsella died 10 years ago today, 27 people have been fatally stabbed in Islington despite efforts to conquer knife crime. James Morris lists each tragic waste of life.

As chief reporter at the Islington Gazette when Ben Kinsella was murdered, Meyrem Hussein had a better insight into Islington’s knife crime problem than most. She recalls how Ben’s death caught the attention of the national press – but says too little has changed in the decade since.

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder. John Sutherland was one of Islington’s top cops at the time. He recalls the effect it had on him, and how the case changed the police’s approach to dealing with knife crime.

Finsbury Park mum Jessica Plummer lost her son, Shaquan Sammy-Plummer, to a blade in 2015. She tells James Morris why it’s necessary for her to discuss his horrifying story with future generations.

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder. His sister, Brooke, spoke frankly to James Morris about the impact it continues to have on her family and the state of knife crime in Islington in 2018.

A young Islington male has been in and out of custody for a series of violent offences. He’s been indentified by Islington’s Integrated Gangs Team as someone entrenched in a criminal lifestyle. But the team also believes he would turn his back on it all, given the chance.

We spent no small amount of time discussing how we should cover the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s senseless murder on June 29. The anti-knife crime trust set up in his name is marking the tragedy with a 10k walk in his memory.

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