THE grieving mother of a St Mary Cray boy, killed when he crashed a stolen motorcycle in Orpington, says she wants answers so she can move on.

On April 30 last year, at around 3.30am, Dean Pennial lost control of a motorcycle in Bournewood Road, hitting a wall and then a tree.

The 17-year-old died of severe head and chest injuries in King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill.

An inquest ruled this week the death was an accident; however Dean's mother, Lisa Collins, says she is still unsure of what happened that night.

The 39-year-old, of Elizabeth Way, St Mary Cray, told News Shopper: "Just because we have had the inquest it doesn't mean it is the end for us.

"There are still unanswered questions.

"I thought after the inquest maybe I could start moving on a little bit but when you have got questions and you haven't got the answers it is hard."

Mrs Collins says she still hasn't spoken to George Turner, who was on the back of the bike when Mr Pennial crashed it, about the accident.

She said: "George was always round our house.

"He was one of Dean closest friends. He was my friend.

"He had been round our house all weekend before the night it happened.

"But he still hasn't come to me and told me exactly what happened."

Mr Turner claims he only joined Mr Pennial on the bike shortly before the crash, and remembers little about it.

The motorcycle, a Honda Hornet, had been stolen from an address in Orpington that evening.

Mrs Collins said "It is the worst thing in the world.

"Dean wasn't a bad kid. He had a lot of friends.

"He was one in a million; a loveable rogue, as they say."

She added: "It is a lesson for all Dean's friends, for all young people out there.

"It is so important to wear a helmet. Don't even leave the house without one."