24th May 2008
Date of Birth:
Rob Knox, aged 18, who
played the part of Marcus Belby in the film Harry Potter
And The Half-Blood Prince and had been promised a part in
the next Harry Potter film. was stabbed in
a fight outside the Metro Bar, Sidcup, Kent, in the early
hours of Saturday 24th May.
Rob had stepped into help
his brother. who had got involved in an argument.
Karl Bishop was arguing
outside the bar and was outnumbered. He left the scene,
went home, and returned with 2 knives. A crowd gathered,
and a fight ensued, Rob Knox was stabbed and five others
A post-mortem examination
held at the Royal Princess Hospital, Farnborough, revealed
that Mr Knox died of internal bleeding as a result of stab
appeared in court charged with the murder and with
wounding five others. He was remanded in custody
Wednesday 4th March
2009, Karl Bishop was convicted of murder.
Giving evidence at the
trial, Bishop said he had been "very angry" as a
child and attended anger management courses.
He was expelled from
school and began getting into trouble with the police for
criminal damage from the age of about 14, he said.
described Bishop as a person who "carries knives like
others carry pens in their pockets"
Thursday 5th March
2009, Bishop was sentenced to life in prison with a
recommendation he serve a minimum 20 years.
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