Mother of 14-year-old boy who died in a suspected stabbing posts moving images of his last days

Mother of 14-year-old boy who died in a suspected stabbing posts moving images of him struggling for life in a hospital bed in the hope of bringing his killer to justice

  • Gordon Gault was fatally injured in Elswick, Newcastle on November 9
  • His mother has appealed to anyone with information to come forward
  • She hopes the photographs will prevent similar incidents from occurring 

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who died in a suspected stabbing has shared moving images of him fighting for his life in a hospital bed in an attempt to bring the killer to justice. 

Gordon Gault, who was fatally injured in Elswick, Newcastle on November 9, is pictured on life support during his last days.   

The boy had a major artery severed while he was out on his bike in a local park.

His mother, Dionne Barrett, 36, posted the photos on social media, appealing to anyone with information on the attack to come forward and ‘do the right thing’. 

Gordon Gault, who was fatally injured in Elswick, Newcastle on November 9, is pictured on life support during his last days

The boy's mother, Dionne Barrett, 36, posted the photos on social media, appealing to anyone with information on the attack to come forward and 'do the right thing'

Gordon Gault, who was fatally injured in Elswick, Newcastle on November 9, is pictured on life support during his last days. His mother, Dionne Barrett, 36, posted the photos on social media, appealing to anyone with information on the attack to come forward and ‘do the right thing’

She said: ‘We need justice and we are not going to rest until we get justice for Gordon.

‘The people who have done this are still walking the streets.’

Gordon was stabbed just half an hour after setting off from his house.   

Ms Barrett said the blade cut a major artery in his arm after he raised it to protect himself. 

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary at 6.30pm on the day of the incident. 

Medics said it was likely that he had suffered severe brain damage due to a restricted oxygen supply.

Pictured: Gordon Gault, 14, with his mother, Dionne Barrett, 36

Pictured: Gordon Gault, 14, with his mother, Dionne Barrett, 36

Ms Barrett took photographs of her son in the hospital ‘to show him what he was actually like’ if he did return to health.

She hopes the pictures will help to prevent similar incidents from occurring. 

Gordon died in his mother’s arms six days after the incident. 

Northumbria Police are still investigating his death. 

A total of 14 teenagers, aged between 15 and 18, have been arrested and released on bail.

Three were questioned on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and the others were held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Gordon Gault was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary at 6.30pm on the day of the incident.

Gordon Gault was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary at 6.30pm on the day of the incident.

Ms Barrett said her son had hoped to join the army and expressed her concern about the lack of progress in finding his killer.

She said: ‘Gordon was always an entertainer. He was always happy. He was never, ever sad. He always wanted to make people laugh. He always wanted to be the centre of attention. He was always the loudest person.

‘You couldn’t tell him off because you just wanted to laugh. He wasn’t just my son, he was my best friend.’

His sister, Jessica Barrett, added: ‘He was the funniest person I’ve ever met in my life. He would try and act the hard man but he was so loving.’

Anyone with information about Gordon’s death should call Northumbria Police on 101.

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