New role for Brooke Kinsella

Former Eastenders actress Brooke Kinsella has been unveiled today as an ambassador for Victim Support. Her brother Ben Kinsella was stabbed to death in 2008.

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Ambassador role for Brooke

Five years ago the life of Eastenders actress Brooke Kinsella was torn apart when her 16-year-old brother Ben was killed in a knife attack after a night out in north London.

Today, after years of campaigning on knife crime issues, Brooke has been named as a new ambassador for the charity Victim Support.

Brooke and Javed Khan, chief executive officer of Victim Support, joined Nina in the studio.

Brooke "proud" of new role

Brooke receives an MBE for her work against knife crime in 2011

Former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, whose 16-year-old brother was knifed to death, was unveiled today as an ambassador for the national charity Victim Support.

Ben Kinsella, who was killed in 2008

Her brother Ben had been to a north London bar with friends to celebrate the end of his GCSE exams in June 2008 when a row broke out and he was stabbed 11 times.

Brooke with David Cameron

Brook has tirelessly campaigned against knife crime since her brother's death, backed David Cameron's campaign to mend the "broken society" and set up the Ben Kinsella Trust in Ben's memory.

She was revealed as an ambassador for Victim Support today and backed a fundraising drive for the charity's Victim Supportline, which was contacted more than 23,500 times last year.

Brooke said: "I am proud to be Victim Support's ambassador. Supportline is helping more and more victims deal with the impact of crime. But as demand outstrips funding, there is a risk that desperate people may be left without support."

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