CRIMEWATCH bosses have snubbed appeals to feature the hit and run incident that killed Adam O’Toole.
Despite requests from the police, the BBC1 show has not run a televised appeal. Adam died on March 6.
Investigators are struggling to make progress in their hunt for the 18-year-old’s killer, despite issuing an e-fit picture of the man and a description of the car.
Now Adam’s mother Beverley, who still lives in the Woodhead Road house, Holmbridge, that she shared with Adam, has accused Crimewatch producers of undermining attempts to bring him justice.
She said: “The thing that gets me really angry is that, if my son had been killed by the gun or the knife, he would appear on Crimewatch.
“The police have asked, but they have told me it is up to the producers.
“Other crimes have been on the programme several times and Adam has not appeared once.”
She said life had been hell since her beloved son’s death.
She added: “I don’t want to be 10 years down the line and still not know what happened.
“I can’t have an inquest because of the investigation, I can’t get an explanation.
“If they caught the man, it wouldn’t bring Adam back, but it would give me some answers as to why his life was ended so young.”
A BBC spokesman said Crimewatch could not grant all the requests it received for appeals.
He said: “Crimewatch receives hundreds of requests to feature cases from police forces and members of the public.
“We would like to help with every case, but as we are a monthly programme and have limited airtime, we have to select the cases we can offer most help with.
“These are always difficult decisions to make. We look closely at what evidential points we can appeal on, and, working closely with the police, consider carefully which cases a nationwide appeal would benefit the investigation.”