Essay foretold Ben Kinsella’s deathJuly 1st, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Ben Kinsella, a school boy who was brutaly murdered on Sunday wrote about his own death in an essay in which he described himself of the experience of being stabbed.
Ben Kinsella, 16-year-old brother of EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella wrote the essay for his creative-writing class weeks before he was killed in a gang attack. Ben was stabbed to death with four different knives on a north London street as he desperately phoned a friend for help at 2 a.m.
The essay was found among his possessions following his death in north London on Sunday. It describeed an attack startlingly similar to the one he suffered, In the essay, Ben wrote:
“I’ve been stabbed, three times in the chest, twice in the back, once in the gut for good measure.The pavement feels so very cold on my so very punctured back. Everything feels cold. Numbness persists. As I stare up at my killer-to-be he feels not the slightest measure of remorse at what he has just committed. Instead his dark smile sickens me in ways I couldn’t imagine.”
It happened when a group of teenagers were evicted from the Shillibeers bar just before 2 a.m on Sunday. Ben was stabbed several times in the neck and the chest, possibly by four separate young black attackers. He bled to death in the arms of his friend, the son of Birds of a Feather actress Linda Robson. Police believed Ben, was an innocent victim of a fight which spilled out from a pub in Islington on to the streets outside.
One witness, said that Ben was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity when gangs of up to fifty white and black boys clashed.
Ben’s relatives read the essay sadly after his death and decided to make it public.
Brooke Kinsella, family and teacher told to reporters that Ben is a one of the kindest and gentlest boy god created and pleaded for teenagers to lay down their knives and weapons and called for his death to mark an end to the violence which has stolen a generation of teenagers from their loved ones.