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Actor's parents aid crime victims

Robert Knox (right) with his mother Sally and younger brother Jamie, 17
Rob Knox (right) played Marcus Belby in the latest Harry Potter film

The parents of murdered Harry Potter actor Rob Knox are to donate cash from his memorial fund to a charity that supports victims of crime.

Colin and Sally Knox, from Greenhithe, Kent, whose 18-year-old son was stabbed in Sidcup, south London in May 2008, are to give £1,000 to Victim Support.

They are to hand over a cheque to the Witness Service, run by Victim Support, at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

Rob's killer Karl Bishop was jailed for life at the court earlier this year.

The couple said they wanted to thank the staff and volunteers at the Old Bailey who helped them through the trial, which ended in March.

'Great work'

Victim Support helped 47,000 witnesses in the London courts last year.

"We want to make sure this great work continues, to help more families affected by crime," said Mr Knox.

Rob played Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and had just completed filming when he was stabbed five times outside a bar.

A memorial fund was set up in his name after his death.

Bishop, 22, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years after he was found guilty of the murder.



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