The mother of the man murdered, cooked and eaten by a former Mr Gay UK winner has spoken of her special bond with the son she tragically lost.
Damian Oldfield 33, sustained more than 30 stab wounds at the hands of Anthony Morley. Pieces of his leg and chest were sliced off in an attack on 24th April 2008.
Morley, a chef, cooked and seasoned Mr Oldfield’s flesh and chewed a piece before discarding it.
“We shared a special bond, which I still feel, but now I’m only left with memories and that’s not good enough,” she said.
“Damian loved life and he has had that taken away from him in the cruellest of circumstances.
“He was so easy going and friendly that to know Damian for five minutes was to know Damian as a friend.
“Damian always made a big impression on those who knew him and I have been very touched by all the messages that have been left on the Gone Too Soon and Facebook websites.
“It’s testament to Damian’s popularity that school friends as well those who knew Damian more recently have left messages.”
She added: “Damian will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
“Gran, older brother Craig and sister-in-law Tracy, as well as all his nieces and nephews, will miss his smile and his company.”