Family of man murdered in Woodford Green speak of their loss

PUBLISHED: 12:42 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:54 23 April 2013

The family of Luke Harwood have said he will never be forgotten, in a statement issued by the police.

They said Mr Harwood is “greatly missed by so many people”.

The family, of Hornchurch, added: “He was so young and had so much life left to live.

“He should still be alive to share his life with us and to be a father to his son, as well as his daughter whom he never met.”

Mr Harwood was falsely accused of raping a girl who had visited the house he shared with his killers in Romford.

The family statement continued: “He was falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit and killed in the most violent way.

“His murderers took away his life for no reason, leaving his family with no chance to say goodbye. He will never be forgotten.”

He leaves behind girlfriend, Hannah Page, and two children, Archie and Lilly-Rose.

James Danby, 27, Emma Hall, 21, and Tony O’Toole, 30, were all found guilty of killing father-of-one Luke Harwood on Wednesday of last week and will be sentenced tomorrow.

After beating him in their house in Romford, they took him to the stream running next to Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, where he was repeatedly stamped on and kicked.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder