A YEAR AGO today, Harry Parker walked out of his home to go to school on what seemed a normal Friday morning.

But the 14-year-old, who was just days away from his fifteenth birthday, was hit by a car at the crossing to the school on Akers Way on November 25, and died from his injuries later that day.

The driver who hit him is alleged to have driven away from the scene and a woman in her 50s was later arrested, but 12 months later no charges have been brought against anyone.

For Harry’s parents, Adam and Kelly, this has been the worst 12 months of their life and the loss of Harry and the lack of progress in the investigation into his death has been unbearable.

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Swindon Advertiser: The Parker family with Harry (right in both pictures)The Parker family with Harry (right in both pictures) (Image: Adam Parker)Until a decision has been made on whether the bring charges, the pair, who have spoken out several times about the speed that which things were progressing previously, say they cannot begin to move on.

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“This long wait to move forward has put an incredible strain on us as a family as we have often been left not knowing what was going on. We still do not know when or if there will be progress and this is difficult for us all.

“During this time, we have had multiple family liaison officers, we have had infrequent communication with the police, and we have been largely left to deal with the incredible grief and the unbearable wait on our own."Swindon Advertiser: Emotional scenes from Harry's funeral in December, 2022Emotional scenes from Harry's funeral in December, 2022

Adam added: “Ultimately we do want the best possible outcome and we have been told the police do too, so we understand the delay to an extent. But we never thought we’d be here a year on and no further forward.”

Wiltshire Police were contacted for comment on the anniversary of Harry's death and a spokesperson said: "The case remains with the CPS to make a charging decision."

To mark one year since the event happened, the family has tried to do something that was befitting of who Harry was as a person, and they are putting on a ‘Harry’s Memorial Day’ fun day event to raise money for the road safety campaign set up in his name – Harry’s Get Home Safely.

The Parkers added: "It has been the worst year of our lives and the days leading up to the anniversary have been getting harder and harder.

"We are not looking forward to the day at all and we are trying not to think too much about it which is partly why we’ve organised the fun day."

Swindon Advertiser: The Parker family at a memoral bench for Harry installed on Akers WayThe Parker family at a memoral bench for Harry installed on Akers Way (Image: Newsquest)

In a previous interview with Greatest Hits Radio in September, Kelly Parker added that it wasn’t fair that her family had suffered this immense loss while the person allegedly responsible was ‘walking free’.

“There’s somebody out there that is walking around, spending time with their family, when they have killed my child and driven off. I’m not stopping until justice is served.

“I find it absolutely disgusting that they are allowed to do that while our son is gone.”

In response, a Wiltshire Police spokesperson said at the time: "Our thoughts are with Harry’s family following his tragic death on Akers Way in November.

"This is an ongoing investigation, and our officers are working hard to ensure that any relevant facts and information are correctly presented before the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

"It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."