Linda Robson has called for action to stop the "epidemic" of knife crime.

Linda Robson

Linda Robson

The 'Loose Women' panelist is teaming up with Brooke Kinsella and Louisa Lytton for a Spinathon in conjunction with Ride and Raise next month and has called on others to join in to raise money for the Ben Kinsella Trust and awareness against knife crime.

She said: "Please join us on Sunday 4th November on our Ride and Raise at Studio City West Hampstead to try and stop knife crime. Over 100 people have lost their lives already this year, so many families losing their loved ones, it needs to stop, it's an epidemic in our country."

Brooke set up The Ben Kinsella Trust in honour of her brother Ben, who was stabbed to death in London 10 years ago and the charity have since opened an exhibition space in Islington to educate children on the consequences of knife crime, the reality of prison and how to make safe decisions.

Ride and Raise hope the spinathon event will help the exhibition reach more people by raising funds and increasing awareness to help make it available nationwide.

Linda's son Louis was with Ben when he died and the 'Birds of a Feather' star has previously called for a public ban on knives.

She said recently: "Knives should be banned everywhere, not just at colleges. We need metal detectors on all public transport.

"We need more policing and zero tolerance. It should be jail if you're caught with a knife. Chances are, if you're taking it out with you, you're going to hurt someone, if not kill them.

"And never mind woodwork classes, lessons on knife crime should be in all secondary schools."

The all-day Spinathon in aid of the Ben Kinsella Trust takes place on 4 November at Studio City in West Hampstead, north London.

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