Murder of Kidbrooke teen Tommy Warde in St Mary Cray still feels 'like yesterday' for grieving mum (From News Shopper)
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Murder of Kidbrooke teen Tommy Warde in St Mary Cray still feels 'like yesterday' for grieving mum
IT HAS been two years since Tommy Warde was killed after a shard of wood penetrated his skull and pierced his brain.
But his murderer has never been brought to justice and his grieving mother says her son’s death still feels like it happened yesterday.
Angela Warde, of Hither Farm Road, Kidbrooke, wants people to come forward to say what they saw on the afternoon her eldest child was attacked so justice can finally be done.
Tommy was riding as the pillion passenger on an off road bike when it went past a group of youths who were throwing cans in Star Lane, St Mary Cray.
His friend, who was driving the bike, remembers how Tommy suddenly fell backwards from the bike landing in the road.
He saw the 17-year-old had a shard of wood protruding from his head, which doctors say penetrated his skull and pierced deep into his brain.
Emergency services were called and Tommy was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery.
But he never regained consciousness and on August 13, 2011, two days after the attack, his life support machine was turned off.
Mrs Warde said: “Tommy was a star.
“It still feels like yesterday and I just want my boy back.
“I picture Tommy’s face and I think it’s not fair that the person who has killed him has got away with it.”
“I will never get over what happened or feel some sort of closure because the one who did it is still out walking the streets.
“It is unreal to think somebody would pick up a big lump of wood and they did not think twice about doing that.
“There were a large group of people there and still no-one will talk.
“I do not go outside now and it has turned our lives upside down.”
A £20,000 reward remains on offer for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for taking Tommy's life.
On February 27 last year John Alan Vincent, of Sandpiper Way, St Mary Cray, who had been charged with Tommie's murder, was discontinued at the Old Bailey.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 020 8721 4906 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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