This is the story of Jamie McKechnie. Jamie was an upcoming BMX rider in South East London with a lot of promise. His friends described him as cocky at times but good at heart – and one hell of a rider on the BMX.
One night he was at the pub with his mates and they arranged a BMX holiday. They left the bar in a good mood, in the middle of summer, when they were confronted by an aggressive man shouting in a hoody and jacket, who after a brief altercation, walked on.
There was three of them at the time, one of whom later left to go home as they continued their walk on. They were walking towards the station when the man who confronted the group previously ran up from behind and punched Jamie in the back of the head – sending him forward onto the tarmac and knocking him out.