I didn’t blog about the murder of Jimmy Mizen straight away because I really didn’t know what to say.
This death has shocked me deeply, not just the fact that it happened to such a clearly peaceful and caring boy, but Lee is an area I know well. I went to school just yards from where the killing took place, it is where my eldest son goes to school now. I have campaigned around that area numerous times, I have good friends who live on the street.
It is so very close. It is so easy to imagine how it could have one of my boys in a similar circumstance in a few years time. I’m am not sure I could have spoken of forgiveness with the strength and dignity of Mrs Mizen, had I been in her place.
My sympathies go to his friends and family.