Family plans tribute book in memory of son Kevin

Kevin Rogers died on New Year's Eve
Kevin Rogers died on New Year's Eve
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THE family of a man stabbed to death is putting together a book of memories as a tribute to him.

Kevin Rogers, 23, was killed with one stab wound to his back when New Year celebrations turned to tragedy in 2009.

A police investigation and crown court trial has so far failed to see anybody convicted over his death, but his mother said she will not rest until she finds justice.

And she said this year the family hoped to build a book of friends’ stories about her precious son, to keep his memory alive.

His mum Helen, 44, who lives in Leyland, said every day was a struggle.

She said: “It’s just hard every day. I get up and I’ve got to find a way to get through the day and cope with it as best I can.

“He was just on the cusp of his life and of making decisions. He was probably at the happiest he had ever been and it seems so cruel.

“He was looking forward to so much that year, and he only got into it a few hours.”

Helen appealed to anyone who had any information about the night in question to come forward.

Kevin was with friends on New Year’s Eve 2009 at a house party on Edgehill Crescent, where revellers were bringing in the New Year.

What happened after remains unclear, but Kevin was killed with one stab wound to the back and died where he fell next to a row of cars on Edgehill Crescent, just yards from the family home.

Susan Kenny, of Manor House Close, was charged with his murder but was unanimously cleared after a trial at Preston Crown Court in June, 2010.

Helen said: “We are appealing for any little information, no matter how small someone thinks it is.”

Helen and her family are now hoping to make a book of memories for Kevin.

She said: “I have a lot of memories, but anyone who has a memory of him please share it with us - we want to make it into a book for him.

“If we get to a stage where we get enough to put into a book we could have it printed and people can order a copy.

“If there’s any profits made, we would donate it to the Prince’s Trust.”