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Heart-wrenching: Mother speaks of heartache as bullies murder her 24 year old disabled son


In a truly heart-wrenching story from the UK, a mother of a 24 year old disabled man has spoken of her pain after he was killed by relentless thugs who consistently bullied him.

The young man 24 year old victim Lee Irving from Camperdown, East Denton, was believed to be a vulnerable man and suffered with learning difficulties according to police. Lee was tragically discovered dead last Saturday morning on a grassed area in Fawdon, which is in Newcastle.

Northumbia police have said they have arrested six people on suspicion of murder and they are currently being detained in police custody. It is believed that police arrested four men and two woman yesterday afternoon (Sunday) in connection with Lee’s death, they were subsequently charged with the murder of the young man.

Lee’s mother Beverly, wrote of her pain and anger of the murder of her son on Facebook saying: “My son been killed the day off a bunch of f** bullies he had the mind of a eight year old xc”. Lee’s body is understood to have been discovered by a passer-by who quickly called 999, paramedics arrived at the scene but sadly declared Lee dead at the scene.

Meanwhile Lee’s family released a statement in which they spoke of how he was “a wonderful young man” who was “loved by many”. Lee’s family also said that he had many hobbies which included ice-skating, going to the pictures, they also say that he was enjoying his life.

Mr Irving’s family added: “He will be very sadly missed by all who knew him.”What we have lost is irreplaceable and we must live with our loss every day. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us at this devastating time. “Lee will always remain in our hearts and thoughts.”

The chief Superintendent of Northumbia Police Bruce Storey also released a statement regarding the tragic murder of Mr Irving, Supt Storey said: “It’s thought those involved in this incident know each other.”Lee had learning difficulties and was vulnerable, one of our key lines of inquiry is to establish whether this is a factor in his death and a motivation in this crime.”It’s important those suspected of being responsible face the consequences of their actions and I would urge anyone who was in Fawdon on Saturday morning, between 7am and 9am, to come forward and speak to us.

Supt Storey added: “If they saw anything at all that seemed out of the ordinary, no matter how insignificant they think it is, we would ask them to get in contact. Five people have been arrested, they remain in custody and are helping with our inquiries. “Extra officers will continue to carry out patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the local community, who understandably are shocked and appalled by this tragic death.”

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