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Violence for church?

Violence for church?

The beginning of July saw a large march in London against knife crime, following the murder of Ben Kinsella, 16-year-old half-brother to an actress from the TV soap EastEnders.

John Benton

One cannot but sympathise deeply with the family, but the killing brought home what was pointed out in this column last month. I am sure there are some redeeming features and portrayals of humanity in the series, but EastEnders often glamorises drinking, casual sex, aggression, petty crime and thuggery. If our TVs pour out violence, we must not be surprised when it invades our streets.