Par­ents and neigh­bours’ shock at case

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

PAR­ENTS oftyler’s class­mates have spo­ken of how his mur­der have had an im­pact on their chil­dren.

Ge­orgina O’rourke’s daugh­ter Phoebe was in a class withtyler at Pas­ton Rid­ings Pri­mary School and de­scribed the pair as “in­sep­a­ra­ble”.

At the time of his death, teach­ers taught the class the songtwin­kletwin­kletyler’s Star and Mrs O’rourke said Phoebe still reg­u­larly sings it at night look­ing out the win­dow.

Mrs O’rourke, who now lives in Wer­ring­ton, said: “I had to ex­plain to Phoebe what has hap­pened be­cause ev­ery­one has been talk­ing about it.

“I ex­plained that Elvis wastyler’s mummy’s boyfriend and that he did some nasty things totyler.

“I said he is in a lot of trou­ble and he is go­ing to pay for what he has done, he will be put away be­hind bars.

“With the ex­pla­na­tion she seemed a lot bet­ter that when she only knew a few things.

“She still gets up­set by it, I think she will re­mem­ber him for­ever. “Tyler needs to be re­mem­bered.” Liz Allen, whose daugh­ter Frankie (5) goes to Pas­ton Rid­ings Pri­mary School and was friends withtyler, said: “Ev­ery­body has been fol­low­ing the trial in the pa­per, lots of peo­ple have been very up­set by it all.”

Neigh­bours of Elvis Lee, of Crab­tree, Pas­ton, Peter­bor­ough, have spo­ken of their shock about­tyler’s mur­der hap­pen­ing just a few doors away from where they live.

Julie Sin­clair (52), of Crab­tree, said: “What hap­pened to that poor lit­tle boy breaks my heart. It’s re­ally hor­ri­ble to think that any­one could even con­tem­plate hurt­ing a child.

“That boy was com­pletely de­fence­less - he didn’t stand a chance against a fully grown man.

“Ob­vi­ously the trial has been wellpub­li­cised and that’s brought home ex­actly what went on.

“It’s not nice to think that some­body like that lived a few doors away.

“I’m sure I speak for most when I say that I hope I never have to read about some­thing like this ever again.”

Karlthorpe (33), of Crab­tree, added: “I was hor­ri­fied to read about what hap­pened to that young boy, to think that he died a very painful death is shock­ing.

“And what kind of adult could do that a kid? Be­ing a par­ent isn’t easy but you must never re­sort to vi­o­lence.

“I don’t know the fam­ily in­volved and have never seen them around here my­self but any­one guilty of such a hor­ri­ble crime de­serves to go to prison for a long time.”

up­set: Liz Allen and Ge­orgina O’rourke.

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