I write with regard to the comments in the last few issues of News Shopper about people leaving flowers at fatal accident scenes.

I am the mother of Gemma Rolfe, who was killed at Slade Green Road.

Have any of these people had someone walk out of the door saying: "see you later mum" and not come back?

My daughter died from a hit-and-run and not only have myself and Gemma's family had to deal with the fact she has gone but also that nobody is responsible.

I will always lay flowers on May 19 at the scene where my daughter was killed.

My daughter did not die in a hospital bed where I could be with her, so if by laying flowers where she died gives us all some small comfort we will carry on doing so.

We do not lay flowers there on her birthday and at Christmas, we go to visit her garden.

I have since found out the council no longer removes dead flowers from scenes and when this was realised a very good friend went and cleared them away.

Please try, which may be impossible, to understand what family's go through when your life is ripped apart.

Please try not to judge people for wanting to be at the place their loved one died.

Instead of complaining about people trying to deal with their grief in the only way they can, why not put that energy into campaigning for stiffer sentencing for the people who cause the accidents in the first place.

Janet-Ann Ford Wharfside Close Erith