Neil Wyse’s memory goes on in Gorebridge with football trophy

Ian Georgeson'07921 567360'David and Anne Wyse whose son Nei (9) was murdered in 1992 near Gorebridge, pics for murder series.'Pic of Neil (9) and his sister Gemma (5) taken 1992 before the murder

Ian Georgeson'07921 567360'David and Anne Wyse whose son Nei (9) was murdered in 1992 near Gorebridge, pics for murder series.'Pic of Neil (9) and his sister Gemma (5) taken 1992 before the murder

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A Gorebridge dad will mark the 20th anniversary of his young son’s murder by attending the football tournament set up in his memory.

The 20th annual Neil Wyse Trophy takes place on June 18 in memory of the nine-year-old boy who was murdered at Gore Glen in December 1992.

Gorebridge Primary School pupil Neil was strangled and thrown into Shank Pond on Gore Glen by Henry Williamson, then 19, who had faked a ‘rescue’ of Neil but was given a life sentence for his shocking murder.

To remember “Hibs daft” Neil, the following summer his school’s janitor and football coach Alex Pearson began the five-a-side football tournament in the boy’s name between the three local primary schools - Stobhill, St Andrews and Gorebridge.

Sadly, Alex has now passed away, but it was his dying wish that the tournament be carried on, a task taken on by his widow and their son.

Read more on this story in the June 13 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.