Man remanded over actor's murder

A 21-year-old man was remanded in custody today after appearing in court charged with murdering teenage Harry Potter actor Rob Knox.

Mr Knox, 18, was stabbed to death in a fight outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, south-east London, in the early hours of Saturday.

Unemployed Karl Bishop, of Beaver Lodge, Carlton Road, Sidcup, did not enter a plea and spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared at Bexley Magistrates Court charged with his murder.

Another five victims, Dean Saunders, Andrew Dormer, Nicky Lee Jones, Charlie Grimley and Tom Hopkins, all aged between 16 and 21, needed hospital treatment after being stabbed in the fight.

Bishop is also charged with five counts of wounding with intent relating to these attacks.

No application for bail was made and Bishop was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 2 September.

Mr Knox, who played Marcus Belby in the forthcoming Harry Potter film, was the 14th teenager to die violently in London this year.

His parents, Sally and Colin Knox, said they hoped his movie role would bring attention to the UK's knife crime problem.

Mr Knox senior described his son as "an angel on earth without wings" and said he was a "very positive guy" who could turn his hand to anything.