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Harry Potter murder trial

PUBLISHED: 17:42 09 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:26 23 August 2010

HARRY Potter actor Robert Knox was knifed to death as he tried to protect his brother from a convicted knife thug, a court heard. The 18 year-old, of Maidstone Road, Sidcup, near Swanley was one of six young men wounded by Karl Bishop, 21, during a mass

HARRY Potter actor Robert Knox was knifed to death as he tried to protect his brother from a convicted knife thug, a court heard.

The 18 year-old, of Maidstone Road, Sidcup, near Swanley was one of six young men wounded by Karl Bishop, 21, during a mass brawl outside the Metro Bar, in Station Road, Sidcup on May 23 last year.

Mr Knox, who since his death has been given a posthumous award for bravery while working at Bluewater shopping centre, was stabbed five times in the chest and suffered a fatal injury to a major artery.

The Old Bailey heard at the opening of the trial on Monday how the defendant was a habitual carrier of knives and had been convicted of stabbing two men outside a cab office in 2005.

A week before the murder he had started trouble by accusing Robert Knox and his friends of stealing his mobile phone.

The accused was heard to say: "I'm going to come back next week and someone's going to die."

Karl Bishop, of Carlton Road, Sidcup, denies murder and five counts of wounding with intent.

Read the full story in next week's paper on Thursday.

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