THE first march and rally in the memory of teenage murder victim Anton Hyman takes place this weekend.

The Justice for Anton march and rally has been organised by mum Vanessa, 38, in a bid to raise awareness of not only her 17-year-old son's murder in March last year but also the number of gun and violent crimes.

Anton Hyman's body was found in the River Brent near High Lane, Hanwell, by a member of the public on Mother's Day, March 21, 2004.

He had been stabbed several times and shot in the back but police are no closer to finding those responsible and have offered a £20,000 reward. Ms Hyman told the Times: "This march for me is an awareness to let people know that there are things happening on your own doorstep and there are lots of kids dying. Don't think this would never happen to you or your kids because that's what I thought."

The march will start from 12pm on Saturday at Brent Vale Park, opposite Ealing Hospital, and will continue along Uxbridge Road to Acton Park at approximately 2.30pm, where there will be a rally and a stage for speakers and performers.

Ms Hyman, of Joseph Avenue, Acton, will be joined by Anton's father Delroy Elliott, as well as hundreds of friends, family and supporters and members of Mothers Against Guns. A specific song called Why?, written and produced by Urban Concept, who are behind the Don't Trigger campaign, will also be played.

Ms Hyman added: "I still need answers.

"I would love to believe that we do this march and we get the answers. Maybe this march will stop another child from dying or stop someone else from killing another child."

DI Anthony McKeown is one of the speakers at the rally.

He said: "We hope this march will touch on people's conscience and we hope they will give us some information.

"We have reached a point where we need people to come forward.

"There are people out there who know what went on. We are still unclear as to why Anton was killed."