Teenage volunteers have secured a bench in memory of a promising young actor who was murdered in Sidcup.

Rob Knox, who played Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was stabbed to death outside the Metro Bar, Station Road, when he was 18-years-old.

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Seven years on, a group of 16 and 17-year-olds taking part in National Citizen Service have dedicated their time to raise money for the Rob Knox Foundation, and donating the bench.

An overwhelmed Sally Knox, who lives on Maidstone Road, told News Shopper: "I was nearly crying when they told me.

"It's just amazing, because when Rob first died we did some enquiries, but this is the first time I have been able to secure something like that in Rob's memory."

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Ms Knox said the group of 45 teenagers were inspired after hearing her give a talk.

She added: "They were just so moved by Rob’s story, and it made them really think about the choices they make."

Ms Knox and her son Jamie, 24, who Rob had been protecting when he was fatally stabbed, both saw the bench unveiled at St John's Church, Sidcup, yesterday (Aug 14).

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Rob's ashes were scattered at the same church.

Ms Knox said: "It's a lovely place to sit and remember him."