Grandfather Appeal

27 September 2012, 07:28

The grandfather of a 19 year old cyclist, believed to have been murdered, has made an emotional appeal for help to find his killers.

Delaney Brown (right) was knocked off his bike while cycling on Vincent Road, Leagrave on Wednesday 5 September 2012.  Police think he was deliberately targeted, following a disagreement between two families.

Delaney's grandfather, Delaney Brown Snr, says his family want "justice, not retribution".

At a press conference in Luton on Wednesday 26 September, he appealed for those with information about his grandson's death to come forward and said his family had already forgiven those responsible.

Mr Brown said: "We don't pretend he was perfect. We know he was not. But he was a son, brother and grandson who mattered to us.

"We don't want to see another young person hurt and would hate to see another family go through what we have. There is no animosity here.

"As a family, we have forgiven those responsible. The police are treating this as murder. This is not a road traffic collision. People say they don't want to help the police.

"This isn't about helping them it is about helping us. We are not looking for retribution but we are looking for justice for Delaney. We must now leave it to the police.''

Two men have so far been arrested in connection with the incident.

A 26-year-old man has been released without charge and an 18-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on police bail pending further investigation.

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