Family 'will never come to terms with murder'

MATTHEW Pyke's family and girlfriend Joanna Witton this afternoon released a statement in the wake of David Heiss' conviction for murder.

MATTHEW Pyke's family and girlfriend Joanna Witton this afternoon released a statement in the wake of David Heiss' conviction for murder.

It said: “We will never truly come to terms with what happened to Matthew that morning. While we have wanted justice throughout the course of this trial, all we really want is Matthew back with us.

“There will always be a massive part of our family missing and not a day goes by without us thinking about Matthew and what might have been.

“It's not fair that we should all have to live like this for the rest of our lives because of one man's actions. He has taken a wonderful, caring, loving young man from all of us.

“We would like to thank Nottinghamshire Police, their German counterparts, and the Crown Prosecution Service for all their work in bringing this man to justice.

“We hope this verdict will give us some kind of closure so we can try and move on with our lives, but that is easier said than done.

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“We will always look back and know that there was nothing we could have done to stop this tragedy, but the question will always remain “Why Matthew?”