ONE of the two men jailed for murdering a Taunton teenager has given his account of the brutal attack 16 years ago.

Jay Wall has shown remorse for his part in the killing of Lloyd Fouracre outside a sports club off Greenway Road on September 25, 2005.

He has now contributed to a book written by Lloyd's brother, Adam, who tells the story of what happened and how he set up the charity Stand Against Violence to educate young people about the consequences of violence.

Talking recently on Radio Somerset of the impact of Lloyd's murder on the eve of his 18th birthday, Adam said: "Obviously the impact on myself and my family was huge, but also on the families of the young men who killed Lloyd, the paramedics who tried to save his life, the police officers who attended the scene, Lloyd’s friends who were with him when he was attacked…

"So many lives were affected by one mistake and that’s why it’s so important for people to hear Jay’s side of the story as well.

"That way they can understand why this terrible mistake happened and can learn the true impact and consequences of violence.”

Jay, who served 12 years in prison, has shown remorse for his actions and now lives a life free of violence.

Having met Adam twice, once while still in prison and once after being released, he was keen to get involved with the book to help young men who might make similar mistakes to learn their lesson the easy way and choose non-violence.

The central message of the charity’s work is that violence is preventable if we all choose it, and it is so important that would-be perpetrators know what they stand to lose and make others lose if they carry out a violent attack

The book, When September Ends, available from Amazon, was launched on Friday (November 12) at Brendon Books, in Bath Place.

Among the 30 guests was Adrian Prior-Sankey, one of the founders of Taunton Street Pastors, which helps young people stay safe after a night out in the town.

He said: "One of the reasons we began the Street Pastors was because of what happened to Lloyd.”

During the launch, Adam was interviewed by Simon Parkin, from BBC Somerset, who stepped in late on after the original host tested positive for Covid.