Romford Recorder inundated with tributes to Luke Harwood after killing

�Following the death of 18-year-old Luke Harwood on Monday of last week people rushed to comment on the Recorder website to pay tribute to the young father.

Sarah Jobber: “RIP Luke, my thoughts and sympathy are with your family and friends, I didn’t know you, but I hope you’re at peace now, this is a cruel world.”

Anne Winsper: “Thoughts and prayers go to the Harwood family xxxxx.”

Stuart Newton: “Can’t believe it, haven’t seen Luke in years as I moved away but was only a young boy who I knew from birth, what a sad and tragic time for all the family my thoughts are with you all.”

Kelsi Champion: “Luke, I didn’t know you but I wish I did, you made my best friend so happy after all she’s been through and I have no idea how you did it, she misses you so much now, the time I asked what you were like all she could do was smile. R.I.P Xxx”


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Tammy Weaver: “Another lovely kid taken far too young. RIP Luke Harwood you will be so sadly missed.”

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Kerry Turley: “RIP babe, I miss and love you cuz, always in my thoughts and heart.”

Robert Singh: “A really fantastic person and an amazing friend to me and everyone, R.I.P. Luke, be thinking of you always.”

Lucy Bruce Carrington: “Rest in paradise Lukey, I will miss you and love you every min, every hour of every day xxxxxx.”

Sharon Denise Creighton Leech: “So very sad… What a waste RiP Luke.”

Bonniee Louise Wood: “Rest in peace Luke, you are gone but never forgotten you will (be) missed forever and you will fort of every single day xx. Sleep well angel, love you and miss you lots xx.”

Courtnie Babyblue Tomlin: “Goodbye baby, RIP. Can’t believe you’re gone… gunno miss you baby.”

Bonita May Deakin: “He was my friend and mate and Jodie Deakin boyfriend.”

Matthew Cook: “RIP Luke, you will be sorely missed not only by family, but also by friends near and far. Thinking of you and everyone who knew you, I never knew you personally, but from what friends have told me, you were a great lad, RIP mate.”

A makeshift shrine of flowers, toys, messages - and even some of Luke’s favourite food and drink - has been building in Hilldene Avene, Harold Hill, where the teen is thought to have been well known.

Part of one note reads: “We will all miss your cheeky face round here. Love Leah and Joe.”

Luke’s body was found in Broadmead Playing Fields, Woodford Green, with severe head injuries on May 28.

James Danby, 26, Khalid Hassan, 19, Tony O’Toole, 29, Emma Hall, 20, and Jovan Roberts, 27, have been charged with the teenager’s murder and appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

Bail applications on behalf of Hassan and Hall were refused by Judge John Bevan.

Danby, Hassan, O’Toole and Hall also face charges of perverting the course of justice, along with 20-year-old Billy Duggan.

All six will return to court on September 6.

n If you want to pay tribute to Luke, go to www.romfordrecorder.co.uk

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