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Brother Comforts Little Sister At Grave Of Teen Sibling Stabbed To Death

Brother Comforts Little Sister At Grave Of Teen Sibling Stabbed To Death

A heartbreaking photo shows a young girl being comforted by her brother as she sits by the side of her older brother's grave.

Little Olivia, aged seven, can be seen grieving over her brother Tyler, while Kyle Thomspon, 23, tells her that their sibling is 'in a safe place'.

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Tyler was stabbed to death in a fight in 2015 when he was just 16.

Tyler. Credit: Mirrorpix
Tyler. Credit: Mirrorpix

Pravadit Sian, 19, was jailed for nine years for manslaughter, although he had been let off with a caution for carrying a knife just 14 months earlier.

Taken two months ago at Gilroes Cemetery, Tyler's mum, Amy Morgan, has shared the touching image in a bid to show the reality of knife crime and the knock on effect it has.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "How is this OK? This is so wrong. This is the raw grief we've been through. How do you explain to a little girl that her brother is six feet under the ground in a coffin. You can't, can you?

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"We've told Olivia that Tyler has gone to heaven and is in the clouds. In the picture Kyle is just trying to comfort her and explain that nobody can hurt Tyler any more and that he's in a safe place.

"Obviously, she's just devastated. We all are. It doesn't matter how long it has been it still gets you like it was the first day. If you go out armed with a knife this is the end result."

Amy hopes that if people knew the reality of the aftermath, they would think twice about carrying a knife.

"To anyone thinking of going out with a knife look at this image of my kids at Tyler's grave. That's what you don't see.

"You don't see the affects of what you're going to do. You don't smell the body of the person you have stabbed rotting in the coffin.

"You don't have to identify the body or watch your children collapse on the floor where their brother was stabbed to death. It's horrendous.

"Tyler was such a lovely lad. I know I'm never going to see him again but every day it goes in my head and I try and change what's happened."

On 12 October Amy will be joining people across the country as they take part in Your City Says No! marches to protest against knife crime.

You can find out more about Amy's work here.

Featured Image Credit: Mirrorpix

Topics: uk news, crime

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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