Today (Wednesday 6 October) at Hull Crown Court a man charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Connor Lyons on Thomas Clarkson Way, Hull on Tuesday 19 January 2021 has been found guilty of his murder.
Cole Jarvis (22) of Stroud Crescent, Hull originally appeared at Hull Crown Court in early September, where he entered a not guilty plea.
Following a lengthy trial, the jury have today returned their unanimous verdict and found Jarvis guilty of murder. He is due to be sentenced on Wednesday 3rd November at Hull Crown Court.
Senior Investigating Officer in the case, Detective Chief Inspector Rhodri Troake, said: “Before I address today’s conviction, I would like to pay tribute to the family of Connor Lyons who have shown nothing but strength throughout what can only be described as a heart breaking and distressing ordeal for them.
“Connor Lyons was a valued and popular member of the community with his whole future ahead of him before he had that stripped from him.
“This has been a complex investigation and I’d like to thank my team, partner agencies and the public who have supported the investigation and worked tirelessly to seek justice for Connor’s family from the outset.
“Whilst I know this conviction will not bring back Connor’s life, I hope it brings some closure and that the sentencing will reflect the seriousness and impact of the crime that was committed.”
Speaking of their devastating loss, Connor’s family said: “This Sunday, 10th October, would have been Connor’s 18th birthday. We cannot celebrate this with Connor.
“Connor was a cheeky, happy go lucky, kind-hearted and sweet boy full of potential. He never got the chance to fulfil this potential as an adult.
“He will never get married and never do any of the things that we dream of doing as adults. All we can do is grieve and still live the nightmare of Connor’s last moments before Cole Jarvis stole his life.”