30 October 2020 16:33
Archie Beston's family and friends gathered outside Kingston Crown Court to demand justice and pay tribute Family and friends of a teenager who was fatally stabbed in Kingston gathered outside court to pay tribute as two men were put behind bars. Archie Beston, 19, was enjoying a night out in Kingston on February 29 when he was stabbed by Tyrone Bryan, who was found guilty of manslaughter earlier this month. Police officers and members of the public fought to save Archie's life before the arrival of paramedics, however he died in hospital six days later. Bryan, 20, of Ely Court, Kingston, was also convicted of grievous bodily harm (GBH) against another victim, as well as possessing an offensive weapon. Finley Ahwan, 20, of Worcester Park Road, Worcester Park - another man involved in the incident - was found guilty of attempted GBH against the other victim and dangerous driving.
On Thursday (October 29), the pair were handed jail sentences at Kingston Crown Court. Archie's family and friends came to show their support, leaving pink roses and posters on the court steps, as well as holding banners outside the court which read: "Use a knife, get life." Photos taken at the scene show supporters braving the rain under umbrellas, as well as his mum Becky Beston standing outside the court with balloons. See below for a selection of images, showing Archie's loved ones paying the heartfelt tribute and displaying powerful anti-knife crime messages.