In 2007 I was involved in the aftermath of a local murder. A young boy, Dean Shillingsworth, was found by some local kids, in a suitcase in the middle of the duck ponds in Ambarvale. We had the opportunity of ministering to the community and speaking to the media, and finally of assisting in a memorial service that was attended by about 3000 people. Obviously the murder hit the community hard.
Below is a report i gave to our church of our involvement and what it meant for us as a church.