THOUGHTS of the day her ‘lovable rogue’ died following a stolen motorbike crash have come flooding back to a mother after her son’s cousin was murdered.

On April 30 Lisa Collins found herself having to make the decision to allow doctors to switch off her son Dean Penniall’s life support machine.

The 17-year-old had been left critically ill with a head injury after the bike he was riding hit a wall and then a tree in Bournewood Road, Orpington.

And less than two months after his death she was at the hospital when his cousin James Harris Durkin’s life support machine was turned off.

The father-of-three had been at a barbecue celebrating the Jubilee and was found collapsed with a serious head injury just hours later.

Ms Collins, of Elizabeth Way, St Mary Cray, says her son had grown up with his cousin and had been friends with him ever since he could walk.

She said: “When James got killed it was like reliving Dean’s day all over again.

“It’s hard because I’m still grieving over Dean.

“Dean and James grew up together.”

The 38-year-old says her son had wanted to be a motorcross rider.

She added: “He was a lovable rogue and he had a real passion for motorbikes.

“His passion took his life.

“He just went out to do what boys do but he got into trouble on the way.

“He did not go out that night to get the bike, it just happened and I would like to say how sorry I am to the person whose bike he took.

“And I would like to thank the police, they have been brilliant.”

Eventually she hopes to put a bench up by the tree where the crash happened but fears it may not be welcome.

She said: “I found a lot of comfort up there from the floral tributes but also a lot of grief with people burning pictures and also his flowers were burned.”

Two 25-year-olds are set to appear at the Old Bailey on September 19 over James Harris Durkin's death.

Liam Smith, of Thorndon Close, St Paul's Cray, has been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.

And Leanne Turner, also of Thorndon Close, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.