Thieves steal rugby shirts left for Mason…

Thieves steal rugby shirts left for Mason Deakin and Steven Duffield
2020-11-17 17:38:00
Cruel thieves have left two grieving families devastated after rugby shirts and candles were stolen from the spot where two young boys were killed. Mason Deakin, 11, and Steven Duffield, 10, died after the bike they were riding was hit by a driver on Anlaby Road on Monday, October 19 at around 6.10pm. Steven died on the night of the crash at Hull Royal Infirmary while Mason passed away in hospital in Leeds after a fortnight-long battle. To get the Hull Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. A man, 30, was arrested at the scene and has since been released under investigation. There was a huge outpouring of grief and Steven’s funeral is due to take place on Wednesday while Mason’s will be held next month. But Mason’s grandad, Tony Deakin, has hit out at the heartless thieves who have stolen the items which have such meaning for the families. He said: “Someone has been stealing items left in memory of Mason and his best friend Steven. “Bunches of flowers and Hull FC shirts been taken at the site of accident. It’s a disgrace considering there has been so much love and care from the community. Steven Duffield, 10, (left) died and Mason Deakin, 11, was serious injured after a crash in Anlaby Road, Hull “We, as a family, are broken inside and to see and hear that this has happened has just broken the family even further. “To have to go through what we did prior to Mason passing was awful and I wouldn’t ever want any parents to have to go through what we had to endure. “Then this happens. How do folk live with themselves knowing that are stealing my family’s memories.” Mr Deakin explained what items have been taken over the last couple of weeks. Rose stolen from the site of a crash on Anlaby Road which killed boys Steven Duffield and Mason Deakin He said: “A bunch of roses were taken firstly two weeks on November 4. “Since then 13 Hull shirts, two very big large Yankee candles, flowers and numerous other trinkets and small toys have been taken.” Other family members at the scene on Tuesday also expressed their anger. One said: “Please just leave them in peace and stop stealing from the memorial. It’s where we come to remember the boys. We have been sorting out the flowers and bringing them closer together. “The rugby shirts have gone, bunches of flowers. It seems to be at Mason’s end that things has gone missing as it’s hidden off the road. It’s just disgusting.” Watch: tributes left to Mason Deakin and Steven Duffield Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Mr Deakin does not believe there is much chance of the thieves returning any of the items but hopes people may have seen or has footage of the items being taken. He said: “I don’t think these people have a conscience to be taking stuff of a memorable place of death. “But we are appealing to see if anyone has any footage or has seen anybody doing this. “We have not reported it to the police yet but if there is any footage or evidence, we could then pass this on to the police to see if there is any charg
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