Mum of murdered Leeds teenager makes emotional appeal on Crimewatch Live
Tracy Coley will appear on BBC One show Crimewatch Live this morning (Mon June 18) as police launch a fresh appeal over her 19-year-old son Raheem Wilks’s murder.
Three men were jailed for a minimum total of 99 years last November after being convicted of murdering Mr Wilks .
On today’s Crimewatch Roadshow Live, due to be screened at 11am on BBC One, police appeal for information about the person who ordered Raheem’s killing and the whereabouts of the murder weapon – a self-loading pistol.
Detectives reveal exclusive new information about their investigation and Mr Wilks’ mother Tracy Coley makes an emotional appeal.
Tracy Coley said on the programme: “How many other times has this gun been used? On how many other people?
“At 19, he had plenty of time to change to make different choices, make better choices, but it was never given to him.
“What I miss the most about Raheem is hearing his voice and seeing his face. I just want to be able to say I love you so much and I just miss you so much.”
At Leeds Crown Court last November, three men were jailed for life after being convicted of murder.
Keal Richards, then aged 21, of Francis Street, Leeds; Jaydn Manners, then 24, of Louis Street, Leeds, and Tremaine Wisdom, then 29, of no fixed address, must each serve a minimum of 33 years.
The trio carried out the killing as Mr Wilks was in a rival drug dealing gang known at The Flock. Keal Richards was the victim of a previous shooting and believed members of the The Flock were responsible.
Richards filmed himself rapping about the shooting of Mr Wilks and posted the footage on Snapchat.