Mother renews plea for help finding son’s killer
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The distraught mother of teenager who was stabbed to death almost a decade ago is appealing for witnesses to help find his killer.
Sunday will mark 10 years to the day since Manor Park teenager Warren Graham was stabbed three times - twice in the chest - while out with friends at the Pavilion Nightclub in Lower Clapton Road.
A £20,000 reward is being offered by police in return for information about the fatal attack.
Warren’s mum, Cheryl Evans, says the passing of time doesn’t make living without her beloved only child any easier.
A family-orientated, happy-go-lucky young man, he was nicknamed the Pied Piper because younger kids were always drawn to him.
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“Part of me died the day that I found out that he had gone,” Ms Evans said. “I totally lost all dignity and broke down and from that day onwards, it’s been a big blur.
“A lot of the things that happened - the funeral and so on, took place without me fully realising what was going on around me. You just see darkness.”
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Warren was just 18 years old when he was attacked after an on-stage row erupted between what police believe was between one of his friends, performing as an MC, and another group of youths over control of the microphone.
He was taken to Homerton Hospital in Hackney but died shortly afterwards.
Ms Evans hopes that witnesses might be more willing to come forward now that time has passed.
“It has been 10 years and no-one’s been caught for my son’s death,” she said.
“It is 10 years on and we are here and the perpetrator is still out there, living his life, nurturing his kids - like I should be doing.”
About 150 people are expected to attend a private memorial in Forest Gate on Saturday to celebrate Warren’s life.
“It has been the hardest memorial yet to organise - I can’t stop crying,” Ms Evans said.
“It’s supposed to be an uplifting event but it is very difficult for it to be, under the circumstances.”
Anyone with information about Warren’s death should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.