Nottingham building named in honour of Steede
A volunteer police cadet base in Britain is to be named after a Bermudian teenager who was murdered last year.
Keishaye Steede, the mother of 17-year-old Lyrico Steede, said it was an “absolute honour” to have the centre named after her son. She added: “I believe that this is a great start for those young individuals who are looking for change. It's a really positive movement.”
The new volunteer cadet base, aimed at youth aged 12 to 15, is to open in Bulwell, Nottingham, near where he was stabbed.
Chief Inspector Suk Verna, the head of Nottinghamshire Police's citizens in policing department, said the decision to name the building for Mr Steede was “to create a legacy for Lyrico and help people to remember him in a positive way”.
Mr Verna added: “We want to help young people in the area to become good citizens and to make positive life choices. I am excited for this base, as I believe that it will offer a valuable opportunity for the police and young community to build strong relationships for the future.”
Mr Steede was stabbed 18 times after he was lured to a park at Stock Well, in the Bulwell area of Nottingham on February 13, 2018. He died in hospital five days later. Two teenagers were given mandatory life sentences in January for the murder.
Three other teenagers, including a 16-year-old girl, were found guilty of manslaughter. The new centre is for junior volunteer police cadets aged from 12 to 15 from Bulwell and surrounding areas.
The cadets are a voluntary youth programme which includes learning about the police, personal and community safety, as well as offering sports events and travel opportunities.