UK: MUR­DERED ON THE STREET

Pick Me Up! - - UK USA MEXICO -

robert Knox, 18, had been work­ing as an ac­tor since he was 11, win­ning roles in The Bill and the reality show Trust Me, I’m a Teenager.

In 2007, he got his big break play­ing Mar­cus Belby in Harry Pot­ter and the Half-blood Prince.

He had al­ready been signed up for the planned se­quel.

In May 2008, days after film­ing fin­ished, Rob was in a bar in Sid­cup, Kent, with his brother Jamie, then 17.

Drunk and an­gry, Karl Bishop, 21, ac­cused the broth­ers of steal­ing his phone – ac­tu­ally taken by a fe­male friend.

A fight broke out.

Rob and his friends fought off Bishop and the po­lice ar­rived.

‘I’m go­ing to come back and some­one’s go­ing to die,’ Bishop had screamed.

The next week, he did re­turn to the bar. He was re­fused en­try, but started threat­en­ing Jamie and his friends out­side.

Pro­tect­ing his brother, Rob stormed out and con­fronted Bishop.

Bishop pulled out two knives, swing­ing wildly. Bot­tles were thrown, and a chair.

Try­ing to stop Bishop, Rob rugby tack­led him.

See­ing Bishop still with the knife, Jamie tried to pull him off his brother.

But it was too late. Rob had been stabbed four times in the chest. As Rob lay dy­ing, Jamie phoned their mum Sally, who rushed to his side. Bishop was ar­rested, but Rob was pro­nounced dead. Karl Bishop was found guilty of mur­der at the Old Bai­ley in March 2009 and was jailed for life, with a min­i­mum of 20 years. Harry Pot­ter and the Half-blood Prince was re­leased in July that year. The cast and crew wore white rib­bons to the pre­miere, in mem­ory of their mur­dered col­league.

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