Families pay tribute to Neasden death crash teens with memorial plaque

A plaque in memory of three teenagers from Neasden has been unveiled at the spot where they died.

Friends Jamal Campbell, 18, of North Circular Road, Craig Charles, 18, and Conrad Ryan, 17, both of Aylesbury Street, were killed when their car crashed into a lamppost in Watford on August 21, 2009.

On the second anniversary of their deaths, the boys’ parents, Lywin and Eroll Campbell, Dorothy and Leo Charles, and Bernadette Ryan, met at the crash scene to unveil a plaque in memory of their loving sons.

Paying tribute, Mrs Campbell, mother of Jamal, said: “This plaque is in memory of our boys. They will never be forgotten. It is something from us to them to say we still love them.

“My son was the life and soul of everything he did. He was a wonderful son and a fantastic brother. He had just won a scholarship to study sports science with Wealdstone Football Club. I was so proud of him.


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“August 21 this year felt like the day we were told the bad news. It doesn’t get any easier.

“They were fantastic lads. Their friends miss them so much.”

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A bench in memory of the teenagers was placed in Riverside Park last year, near to where the crash happened.

Last November, the driver of the car and only survivor, Jamie Burke, 19, of Cambridge Close, Neasden, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after admitting three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

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