Debbie Kinsella is the mother of Ben who was tragically murdered in June 2008 and became the 17th child to die as a result of knife crime that year. Ben was only 16 years old when he was stabbed to death in an unnecessary act of horrific violence that shocked the nation. He had just finished school, was predicted and received top grades and was just about to begin a life full of promise. This was cut short by the devastating and growing problem that is knife crime.
Debbie’s extremely moving impact speech on the death of her son at court was key in ensuring the perpetrators received tough sentences. Alongside her family, Debbie is doing everything she can to make sure her son’s death was not in vain and is trying her hardest to stop this happening to another mother.
Ben’s family set up a Trust in his name which continues to battle against knife crime through awareness and education.