Matthew was born in 1991 at Rochford hospital. Matthew attended St Helens R. C Primary School and then went on to St Thomas More High School For Boys. He finished off his education at the South East Essex College. Matthew worked part time for Royal Mail. Matthew’s interests were keeping fit and with passing his driving test after four months his new hobby of restoring an old Mercedes car he had bought, taxed, MOT, and insured all by himself.
Matthew was a very kind and well-liked boy. Everywhere Matthew went he got on with people. Matthew always looked for the good in people. He was no trouble at all. Even when he was a baby he was as good as gold. He was the kind of person that if you had a room full of people Matthew would be the quiet person standing in the corner. Matthew was not very materialistic he didn’t have to have the latest phone or gadget, even clothes he was very easy to buy for. If you saw an item of clothing or a pair of shoes which were a bargain he would not turn his nose up and was always thankful.
Matthew was a very hard worker that did not need to be supervised. If he was given a job he would get on with that job until it was finished. You could rely and depend on Matthew to do a good job. Matthew also helped a number of elderly people to do odd jobs and anything he could do to make their lives easier. Matthew would do anything from typing a letter to washing windows and cutting the lawn, to hanging out washing !
Matthew’s passion was his beloved Marine Cadets. This was Matthew down to a tee. He loved everything about the Marines from the history to the bulling of his boots. This is where Matthew’s fitness and ability to run long distances with heavy packs on his back and navigate came into his own. Matthew’s goal was to become a member of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. The Royal Marines.
Who Killed Me?
We believe Matthew died of an adverse reaction or shock that his body had after taking anabolic steroids. If we can stop one person from taking the decision to try anabolic steroids then this website will have been worthwhile.
The police have arrested two men in connection with supplying Matthew and another with anabolic steroids, Alex Moss-Austin and Gary Penny both from Westcliff On Sea, Essex. After pleading guilty are due to be sentenced on the 1st March 2010 at Basildon Crown Court.
NO JUSTICE FOR MATTHEW – Alex Moss-Austin and Gary Penny only received 160 hours community service and a Â£300 fine – what a joke. This gives dealers the green light as the rewards and gains of dealing outweigh the punishment.
Moss-Austin referred to Matthew as a friend – NO WAY as when Matthew was fighting for his life in hospital and they needed to analyze the tablets Moss-Austin was too busy out socializing to help and said to contact him the next day. The next day came and he had gone to ground – not the actions of a friend ACTIONSOF A COWARD. No mention either of the chart that Moss-Austin had written out and given to Matthew telling him how many pills to take each day and at one point Matthew was taking four pills a day. What right or qualification does he have to do this – if a doctor had given you a prescription that ultimately killed you I am sure he would get more than 160 hours !!! No mention either of Moss-Austins comment that he didn’t take the same pills as the ones he sold Matthew !!! That says it all. Their lives have not been affected just take a look on their Facebooks -the pictures and the comments of “my life and I love it” – Matthew also loved his life and had so much to give until it was stolen from him and us!!
Anabolic steroids are drugs not supplements. Whether a class A B or C drug – DRUGS ARE DRUGS – and a DEALER IS A DEALER – not a friend.