ANTON, Greenford Park Cemetery, Windmill Lane

Ten years ago today I created the 81st post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.

Anton Hyman’s body was found in the River Brent, near High Lane, on Mother’s Day in 2004. The contrast between the violence of his death and the peace of this cemetery, less than a mile from that place, could not be greater. I cannot imagine what it must be like for his parents to wake up on this day every year without knowing what led to his murder. Only those responsible, those who stabbed and shot him, can tell them about his last moments. They have enjoyed freedom in the eighteen years denied him. Anton was not perfect but he was loved and had made efforts to change his life. He died without knowing that this had been recognised and that he was to be offered the chance to train as an engineer in the music industry. His parents have been active in raising awareness about knife crime and deserve to see justice done for their son.

Information can be passed on anonymously to the police via Crimestoppers.

Images and text ©Albertina McNeill 2022. Please do not reproduce without permission. All rights reserved. Do not add any of these images to Pinterest or similar sites as this will be regarded as a violation of copyright.

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