EastEnders to tackle knife crime storyline (contains spoilers)

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  1. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43422735

    Former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella is to work with the soap on a storyline about knife crime, 10 years after her brother was stabbed to death.

    Ben Kinsella was killed by three youths on a London street in 2008.

    The new plot will see Shakil, played by Shaheen Jafargholi, and Keegan, played by Zack Morris, attacked.

    "I commend the EastEnders team for choosing this storyline to portray the realities of knife crime," said Brooke, who played Kelly Taylor from 2001-2004.

    A spokesman for the show said viewers would see the "wide reaching ramifications of knife crime... as everyone attempts to comprehend the gravity of what has happened on their doorstep".

    Kinsella started the Ben Kinsella Trust to educate young people on the dangers of carrying knives after her brother was fatally stabbed.
     
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    This storyline is very topical right now especially in the south east.
     
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  3. soapfan

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    A storyline like this was done once before with Jay Brown over the last several years, I think.
     
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    I think EastEnders and Brookside (to some extent) have a lot to answer for in terms of those type of crimes being committed because both of them were of a similar style and began in 1980s, and how it's mainly young people, people in their 20s/early 30s born since the 1980s at least. Coronation street and Emmerdale had it easy in the 1960s and 1970s with no competition, Coronation street especially is untouchable, but EastEnders and Brookside...this was 1980s Britain and both completely different, in a way both EastEnders and Brookside have promoted these sort of crimes happening.
     
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    LOL, you really believe that?
     
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    Well there was the Damon and Debbie stuff in the 1980s, but seriously it's more down to bad parents as explained other social media websites etc.
     

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