Labour's Legacy - Mother and Disabled Daughter Hounded to Death by Yobs

Thursday, 17 September 2009

This is Labour's legacy.

A despairing mother killed herself and her disabled daughter by setting her car on fire after enduring a relentless campaign of abuse from a gang of youths.

Unable to cope with the torment Fiona Pilkington, 38, drove with 18-year-old daughter Francecca Hardwick to a lay-by with a 10-litre can of petrol.

The single mother then doused old clothes in the back of the blue Austin Maestro before setting light to it with her daughter and herself still inside.

It is thought Mrs Pilkington, who also had a son, used her daughter's pet rabbit to ensure she would not try and get out of the vehicle.

Relatives today told an inquest that they believe she decided to kill her daughter out of fear that nobody else would be able to cope with her after her suicide.

The hearing, at Loughborough Town Hall, heard that she and her children had been targeted by a group of up to 16 youths.

The abuse started when the family moved into the house on Bardon Road in Barwell, Leicestershire, but it escalated after her severely dyslexic son, Anthony Hardwick, now 19, fell out with a friend who lived on the street.

The unnamed boy would taunt them at the front of their house by shouting: “We can do anything we like and you can’t do anything about it.”

Members of the gang would throw abuse at the family, pelt the house with stones, flour and eggs and would urinate on their property, The week before she died Mrs Pilkington taped up her letterbox to prevent the gang from pushing fireworks through it.

During one incident Fiona Pilkington’s son Anthony was put at knifepoint into a shed.

Despite dozens of calls to the police and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, little was done to help the family.

Blair, Brown, Prescott, Straw, Hoon, Harman, Smith, and the others. This is your responsibility, your legacy. A nation where the vulnerable are hounded to death, where children are tortured to the brink of death by psychopathic youths, where infants have their spines snapped by drug addict "parents" on benefits, where fathers are kicked to death in the street.....the list is seemingly endless.

New Labour, New Britain. Indeed.


5 Responses to “Labour's Legacy - Mother and Disabled Daughter Hounded to Death by Yobs”
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All I can say is RIP and what a f***ing horrible story to read.

17 September 2009 at 23:52
Shibby said...
JuliaM said...

Is this the one that will finally wake people from theire slumber, and strengthen their resolve to change things?

Or will they tut, turn the page, and check out the football results, as usual?

18 September 2009 at 05:18

I fear Julia may be right. Does anyone remember the outcry over this story? As always, we heard all the usual voices of outrage and disgust, but within days the press had moved on to more shocking stuff such as who was doing what in the Big Brother house, and Posh and Becks.


18 September 2009 at 11:24
INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

I've been struggling for a long time now to keep the dark side of my viewpoint under lock and key.

This stuff however makes me want to say "NWO bring it on and line the useless eaters up against the wall. I'll gladly pull the trigger"

Then the red mist goes and I realise that's just what they are pushing us to do.

However there is no doubting that the herd baddly needs culling.

18 September 2009 at 19:49