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Å drikke alkohol offentlig synes å bli en risikosport. Man skal vurdere miljø og kvantum nøye. Drapet på Harry Potter-skuespiller Robby Knox er ett av disse meningsløse drapene. som Storbritannia har sett altfor mange av. Han ble bare 18, og skulle beskytte sin yngre bror.

Police said the killing was not gang-related and yesterday, as friends laid flowers at the murder scene, close to Sidcup railway station, Lee Bentley, manager of the Metro bar, said the attack appeared to have been triggered by a row over the alleged theft of a mobile phone.

«Nine days ago, a guy came to the bar and caused trouble,» said Bentley. «He accused [Knox’s friend] Dean Saunders of stealing his phone and hit him in the face. We cleaned up Dean and barred the man.»

But the man, who is black and in his twenties, returned on Friday night armed with two knives and tried entering the bar, where Knox was a regular drinker.

What happened next is unclear, but Jade Nicholson, an assistant bar manager, said: «I saw Rob go outside and shout, ‘You pulled a knife on my brother, someone call the police’.»

Tom Hopkins, 18, who was drinking at the bar, said: «Rob had been trying to stop the trouble, it wasn’t his fault.

«All I remember was seeing Rob get stabbed in the chest. I ran over and me and my mate Tarik both tackled the black man. I jumped on top of him and he said, ‘I’ve got a knife, I’ve got a knife’. As I tried to grab the knife I didn’t realise he had another one in his other hand and he cut me in the back of the head.

«I was wrestling with him in the bushes and there were a lot of other people who were helping me out. It felt like it went on for six or seven minutes until the police arrived and then I walked around the corner from the bar. That’s when I saw Rob — it’s too horrible to describe what I saw. It was just red blood.»

Harry Potter actor stabbed to death in mobile phone vendetta