Friends of a Barnes man who died after being stabbed in an "unprovoked attack" in Kingston, have set up a GoFundMe page in his honour.

Archie Beston's family described the 19-year-old as being a 'loved and happy family boy' who 'wanted to travel the world.'

He was attacked in Wood Street, Kingston, on February 28, and was left in a critical condition for several days before he died from his injuries on Friday, March 6.

Friends and wellwishers have paid tribute to Archie via the funding page.

One message read: "Archie, although cut short by the unforgiving world, was not a life spent in vain.

"In just 19 years, he had immensely positive impacts on more people than most would in their entire lifetime!

"I feel blessed to have met someone that is a perfect example of how a friend and how family should be.

"Your family should be proud of raising such a sweet, funny, adoring & admirable man... Love you Archie - Liam"

Police have so far arrested four men in connection with the stabbing - with two suspects subsequently being charged:

  • [A] aged 20, was arrested on Saturday, 29 February.

He was charged with possession of points and blades, and affray.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on March 26.

  • [B] aged 18, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday, 29 February.

He has since been bailed to return later this month.

  • [C] aged 20, was arrested on Sunday 1 March.

He was subsequently charged with GBH and dangerous driving.

He attended Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on March 3 and was granted bail to next appear at Kingston Crown Court on 26 March.

  • [D] aged 19, was arrested on suspicion of affray on February 29.

There is no further action against him.

So far the GoFundMe page has raised £4,575 out of its £7,500 goal.

Archie's family, friends and the police are continuing to appeal for further information that could help them to understand exactly what took place on that tragic day.

Anyone who may have further information should contact the police on 101 or get in touch with the police via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 1255/29Feb.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at