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Mother's appeal to catch teenager Charlie Wright's killer

Charlie Wright
Image caption Charlie Wright was shot in the face in April 2010

The mother of a teenager who was shot dead in south-east London has said she "can't move on" until her son's killer has been brought to justice.

Charlie Wright, 17, of Eltham, a student of Lewisham College, was shot in the face at a house in Park Mews, Calvert Road, Greenwich, in April 2010.

His mother, Lisa Wright, appealed for information about her son's killer on what would have been his 19th birthday.

Police have offered a £20,000 reward for information about the killers.

'Love you mum'

Charlie Wright, who was studying to be a carpenter, was shot just after 02:00 GMT on 23 April as he opened the door of the house. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said witnesses reported seeing up to five young black men running towards Woolwich Road shortly after the shooting.

Image caption Lisa Wright said she thinks of her son every day

No-one has been charged over the killing.

Ms Wright said: "He didn't go out of the door unless he'd give me a kiss and said 'love you mum'.

"There's not a day that I don't think of him. You can't move on until they are brought to justice."

Det Ch Insp Mark Dunne said: "We hope the offer of this substantial reward will encourage people to come forward with any piece of information, no matter how small, and help with our investigation.

"Charlie would have turned 19 years old this Saturday and celebrating the completion of a carpentry course at Lewisham College.

"Tragically instead, this young man lost his life in a brutal way leaving his family and friends devastated."

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