"He was my best friend": Mother of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes pays tribute to her son 6 months ago

"He was my best friend": Mother of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes pays tribute to her son

"Arthur's superpower was his smile."

The mother of 6-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has paid tribute to her late son.

His mum Olivia is currently in jail after she stabbed her partner to death in 2019.

She is serving an 11-year sentence.

"Arthur was the light of my life. He wasn't just my only child - he was my best friend," Labinjo-Halcrow said.

"Never did I imagine he would be taken from this world so early in his life.

"If Arthur could ask for one last thing, it would be that he was remembered for his superpower. That will always be what I remember and Arthur's superpower was his smile."

"Talking about Arthur's loves would not be complete without mentioning superheros, Marvel or DC. Arthur loved them all, from Batman to Black Panther, Aqua Man to the Flash.

"He had every costume and action figure and would spend hours dressing up and pretending he had all of their superpowers."


"The details of Arthur's case are harrowing and incomparable - but I want people to know who Arthur was. From his huge smile and his personality to his gentle caring nature.

"All mothers are biased and believe their children are the best and I'm no different."

She added, "He was always smiling and had the most inquisitive little mind."

Yesterday, South Midlands Police confirmed Arthur's step-mother Emma Tustin was convicted of the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

Arthur was only 6-years-old when he died from a severe blow to his head.

His father Thomas Hughes has been convicted of his manslaughter.

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