Flowers, candles and Manchester City shirts form growing shrine to Mexborough murder victim

This is the shrine which has appeared in a Doncaster town as floral tributes continue to grow to shooting victim Lewis Williams.

Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 3:08 pm

Lewis died after the alleged gun attack on Wath Road on January 11. Flowers had started to gather on the street by the following day, even as police scene of crime officers carried out their work on the scene.

But now the tributes, which initially formed on both sides of the street, now extend from the Wath Road bus shelter almost all the way along the wall outside the Yorkshire YWCA building, near the scene were Lewis was shot.

Some of Lewis’ close friends were laying tributes as the pictures were taken. Another was tying a tribute to a nearby lamp post. One of them described himself as one of Lewis’ best friends.

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Flowers in memory of shooting victim Lewis Williams on Wath Road

Among the pictures of the 20-year-old was a picture of Lewis carrying a dog, described by one of those tending the scene as the pet of one of his friends.

On top of the wall, there have now appeared shirts and scarves bearing the crest of Lewis’ favourite football team, Manchester City, and a number of candles, along with balloons carrying messages such as “miss you”.

Police are continuing to investigate the death, and have made a number of arrests in connection to the incident. Three people have been charged with murder

Police appealed for any witnesses to come forward after Lewis’ death.

Flowers in memory of murdered shooting victim Lewis Williams on Wath Road

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 495 of January 11.

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Flowers in memory of murdered shooting victim Lewis Williams on Wath Road