THE mum of a seven-year-old boy murdered when fire swept through a Huddersfield house 14 years ago has spoken of her frustration.
Tracey McCafferty feels the anniversaries of her son, Joe’s, death are passing by with no movement at all on the case.
A nationwide appeal on Crimewatch last year failed to crack the long-running murder inquiry and now Tracey feels nothing is being done to catch the killer.
Joe died after petrol was poured through the letterbox of his aunt Debbie Pierre’s house, on Haywood Avenue in Marsh, and set alight on May 3, 1997 – just two days after Labour swept to victory in the General Election.
Joe, who would have turned 21 last October, was staying at the house and was badly injured in the fire.
He died soon after at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Tracey said: “Tuesday was the 14th anniversary of the day we lost Joe and I heard nothing at all from the police. I just feel the investigation is going nowhere and there is just no change in the situation. Nothing seems to be happening.”
Last September’s Crimewatch programme featured an interview with Joe’s family and showed previously unseen home video footage.
A clip of the programme can be viewed on the Examiner website, www.examiner.co.uk