Crime Files



“I feel robbed...and stripped.”Sara Westle, Eddie’s mother“One of the things that’s kept Sara going through this tragedy is Eddie’s friends who go round and talk to her about Eddie, and help her remember the good times. And again this is absolute testament to a young man who was popular and well loved because his character was such a positive one.”Emma Kenny, PsychologistIn order that Eddie’s killing should have some meaning, Sara has since campaigned to raise the issue of male domestic violence,“She wants to turn something that’s negative into something that’s positive...and that’s just where Eddie gets his good heart and kind nature from, his mum...”Dylan Rockett, Eddie’s friend

“Eddie was a kind man who would never hurt anyone. I still can’t believe he’s gone. I want other men who are suffering at the hands of an abusive wife or girlfriend to seek help, so that nobody else loses their life like my son did.”Sara Westle is now a patron of Mankind, a charity for male victims of domestic violence:

“Domestic abuse against men is one of Britain’s last remaining taboos”Marks Brooks, chairman of Mankind