Linda Robson has told how her son Louis cradled Ben Kinsella in his arms after he was fatally stabbed in the street.

The innocent 16-year-old was knifed 11 times on June 29 last year after being chased along the street with his friends.

The former Birds of a Feather star told the Sunday Mirror: “Ben just fell into Louis who had to keep slapping him to try and keep his eyes open. Ben was just making groaning noises and when the ambulance arrived he never regained consciousness.”

“Louis had taken his cardigan off and he put it into what he thought was Ben’s only wound. It really distressed him later when he discovered Ben had more wounds.”

She said neither 17-year-old Louis nor Ben had ever been in a fight.

“We didn’t bring our kids up like that. We brought them up to help out which is what Louis did that day.”

Juress Kika, 19, Michael Alleyne, 18, and Jade Braithwaite, 20, were given life custody with minimum terms of 19 years at the Old Bailey for Ben’s murder.

Braithwaite had called on the other two for back-up after getting involved in a
row at a bar in Islington, north London, where Ben had been celebrating the end of his GCSE exams.

Ben had not been involved in the incident, but was set upon when he stopped running and took shelter by a parked van.