Videos: Memorial Event For Lyrico In England

March 11, 2018

The family of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede held a memorial event in his honour in the UK, with the family also appealing for people to come forward with information.

Lyrico died after being attacked in England, and his family and friends recently gathered to pay tribute to him, releasing balloons at Vernon Park, Old Basford, which is where he spent a lot of his time with friends.

Lyrico Steede TC Bermuda Feb 21 2018

Lyrico, known to his friends as Rico, was chased and stabbed in an attack in Bulwell on February 13th, and unfortunately the teenager died in hospital six days later.

Four people have so far been charged in connection with the investigation, and detectives said they are still keen to hear from anyone who may have information.

Lyrico’s mother Keishaye Steede said, “My son was a good boy. He lived a good 17 years of his life and he was a happy boy.”

She then appealed directly to anyone who may have any information, urging them to come forward and saying: “Rico’s not coming back, but at least they can sleep at night knowing they did something.”

The Nottingham Post reported that Ms Steede said: “I found out when the police knocked on my door, it was horrible.

“Everything was a blur, it was just like a dream. My brain started burning immediately but I had to keep my composure.

“I thought he was going to wake up. I was never angry, I was just focused on him waking. I just wanted him to hear my voice and feel my touch every step of the way. I want him to be remembered how he was, I didn’t want people to see him in hospital even though he just looked peaceful.

“He liked to laugh. His nephew made him smile, or his sisters when they fought or did something crazy. He was very respectful with the cutest little smile. We were very tight, from birth, he was a bit of a momma’s boy. I am upset he could not live and become a man.”

The Post also reported that his older sister Lyric said, “The last few weeks have been horrible. He was not a troublemaker, he did not deserve this at all.

“He was an amazing person. He loved boxing, music and his family and he always stuck up for the people he loved.”

Detective Inspector Becky Hodgman, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit [EMSOU] Major Crime, attended the event and handed out appeal leaflets as she renewed an appeal for information.

“Although we have charged three people with murder and one with assisting an offender we are still appealing for information from people who may have heard something since,” she said.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have found Rico’s rose gold iPhone 6 with a white front in the Bulwell area since 13 February and would urge them to please hand it in to us.”

The British police added, “Kasharn Campbell, 19, of no fixed address, and two 17-year-olds – who cannot be named for legal reasons – have been charged with the murder of Lyrico and are due to go on trial on 2 October.

“A 17-year-old girl has also been charged with assisting an offender and is due to appear at Nottingham Youth Court on Tuesday 3 April.”

“Anyone with information can contact us on 101 quoting incident 734 of 13 February 2018 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. People can also log on to https://mipp.police.uk to share information.”

Lyrico’s family plan to bring him home to “give him the funeral that he deserves, surrounded by his family and his childhood friends.”

- Videos courtesy of Capital East Mids News

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