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Monday May 26,2008
By David Pilditch

THE grieving family of murdered Harry Potter star Robert Knox yesterday blamed violent Britain for the tragedy which has torn them apart.
The young actor’s heartbroken parents broke down and wept as they paid an emotional tribute to the son they described as “an angel on earth without wings”.Devastated Sally and Colin made an emotional appeal for an end to the scourge of knife crime in Britain.Robert, 18, paid with his life after stepping in to protect his brother Jamie, 16, from a crazed knifeman.Sobbing uncontrollably Colin, 55, said he hoped his son’s role in Holly-wood blockbuster Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to be released in November, would help highlight the tragedy of violent crime.He revealed the bitter irony that the last conversation he had with Robert was about the danger of knives on Britain’s streets.He said: “There’s a lot of fear out there and someone has to change the way we think. With knives there are no winners and only losers.“Rob was so popular because of his role in Harry Potter. If that serves the purpose, then hopefully Robert will have done something else exceptional in his short life.”Robert was killed and three other youngsters stabbed after the group of friends were confronted by the attacker outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, Kent. It is believed Robert was trying to defend his brother after a row broke out over a stolen mobile phone.
Source: Express uk

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