Rhosddu man's tragic death 'ripped the family apart'

Published date: 18 March 2014 |
Published by: Charlie Croasdale
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A MUM who has lost two of her sons tragically young is backing a family marathon challenge.

Julie Jones said losing two of her sons – who she called her “precious boys” – four-and-a-half years apart aged just 20 and 21 was “heartbreaking”.

Son Scott Torrens, of Rhosddu, never woke up after he went to sleep at his home in November last year, aged 21.

His older brother Aaron died in a car crash in Rhosrobin in July 2009, aged 20.

Scott was a big fan of Wrexham FC and a talented chef working at the Croes Howell Restaurant near Llay.

Mrs Jones said his death has “ripped the family apart”.

“Scott was only 21 and was an amazing, fun-loving, sociable young man who has been missed by many,” she said.

“His passing has ripped our family apart, especially after losing his older brother, Aaron, nearly five years ago in a car crash. I have lost my two precious boys and it is heart-breaking.”

Her comments come as Scott’s uncle James Griffiths and his friend, Neal Wilkinson, are gearing up to run the London Marathon in Scott’s memory.

The 26.2 mile event takes place on April 13 and the two men – who ran the Blackpool Half Marathon last month as part of their training – are raising funds for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Mrs Jones, said the tribute to her son was “very touching”.

“I am very proud of James and the commitment and dedication he has put into this has been amazing,” she said.

“It is all very touching and I wish him all the luck in the world and hope he has an amazing experience.” As a budding chef, Scott had won Cheshire Young Chef of the Year and had been due to take part in the North Wales heat of the National Chef of Wales contest prior to his death.

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