Victim Support responds to compensation award
Published: 29 January 2013
- 28 January 2013
The actress Brooke Kinsella is campaigning against a £20,000 injury compensation award given to the father of her brother Ben's killer.
The offender's father was awarded the settlement by the Metropolitan Police after he was injured when officers raided his flat.
Javed Khan, Victim Support Chief Executive has spoken out in support of the Kinsella family. He said:
"An award like this highlights the massive discrepancies for financial payouts for victims of crime and those who seek injury compensation through civil courts.
"It's not a like for like comparison but even so it's no surprise that victims can feel offended by big payouts in civil cases."
Ben Kinsella was killed by a gang of three teenagers in London in 2008.
The anti-knife campaigner and former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella helped set up the Ben Kinsella Trust to raise awareness of knife crime.