Mother of murdered teen Alice Gross on Christmas without Alice
I knew in my gut fairly early on that something terrible had happened
– Rosalind Hodgkiss
In August last year, fourteen-year-old Alice Gross left her house and never returned, sparking the largest enquiry since 7/7. A month later her body was found in the River Brent. Days later the man suspected of killing her was found hanged in a park.
Rosalind Hodgkiss, mother of murdered teenager Alice Gross is here to talk about Christmas without Alice and the work they are doing to keep her name alive.
We found it very empty last year without her
– Rosalind Hodgkiss, mother of Alice Gross
For their first Christmas without Alice, her family created a memory tree in place of their usual Christmas Tree. They adorned a plant with photos and memories of Alice and lit a candle every evening over the Christmas period to remember Alice.
This year Rosalind is supporting the Missing People charity in Alice's memory. The charity are holding a Missing People Carol Service at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.
The song called Don't Let It Go Away, written by Alice, will be performed by the Missing People Choir are performing at the service.