Joy for mum as surviving son comes home to Little Lever after brother dies in horror crash in Jamaica

This Is Lancashire: Jacqueline Holness and Eshayne Clarke Jacqueline Holness and Eshayne Clarke

A GRIEVING mum has won the battle to bring her son to Bolton to recover from the horror crash which killed his brother in Jamaica.

Jacqueline Holness was left devastated when her eldest son Romaine McLean, aged 23, died in November after his Mitsubishi car collided with a lorry in Lilliput.

Her youngest son, Eshayne Clarke, aged 17, was the only one to survive the crash but suffered a severe head injury.

Miss Holness, who has lived in Bolton since 2004, flew to Jamaica to keep a bedside vigil by her injured son while desperately trying to complete an expensive visa application for him to join her in the UK.

Now the Home Office has granted Eshayne indefinite British citizenship and he is living with his mum in Little Lever.

Miss Holness, aged 39, said: “It was a very difficult time losing my eldest son and I quite often still cry about it.

“It is only thanks to my friends and family that I was able to go to Jamaica and support Eshayne.

“We thought at one point he would never recover properly but luckily he’s doing really well.

“I am so relieved that he is able to come to here and be with me. It’s a huge change for him because the way of life here is so different to Jamaica. He will have a chance for a better education and career.

“He’s an intelligent boy who has had a lot of disruption in his life.

“I hope now he’s here he will do well.”

Eshayne cannot remember anything about the crash or even the month after it happened.

He says it feels like living in “a strange dream”.

Eshayne, who has now enrolled at Bolton College, said: “It feels good to be around my mum but I miss my brother. I’ve watched a video of the crash and I can’t remember anything about it or the month after.

“I can’t believe that I survived when everyone else in that car was killed. It’s like being in a strange dream.

“I feel like I’ve got to wake up at some point.”

Before the crash Miss Holness worked as an administrator at the Bolton Community Transport charity.

The mother-of-three now hopes to find a new job in Bolton.

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11:38am Sat 12 Jul 14

Wolfie190 says...

You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK.
You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK. Wolfie190
  • Score: 29

4:29pm Sat 12 Jul 14

itsnotthatbad says...

I remember she was trying to tap up everyone to pay for her travel cos couldn't afford air fares due to being on benefits...
I remember she was trying to tap up everyone to pay for her travel cos couldn't afford air fares due to being on benefits... itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 21

10:17am Sun 13 Jul 14

miroku says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK.
Except for the people who actually paid into the system.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK.[/p][/quote]Except for the people who actually paid into the system. miroku
  • Score: 9

9:44pm Sun 13 Jul 14

mattkeith says...

You bunch of ignorant people. I do not even think you can read. The article clearly states that "before the crash Miss Holness worked as an administrator at the Bolton Community Transport charity". For those of you that think that the benefit system is a way of life and is only being used by "foreigner" you ought to cultivate yourself and read a bit more! Every comment on stories that involve someone that is non-white ends up either being racial or about benefit. We all know who are the majority of claimants in this country.
You bunch of ignorant people. I do not even think you can read. The article clearly states that "before the crash Miss Holness worked as an administrator at the Bolton Community Transport charity". For those of you that think that the benefit system is a way of life and is only being used by "foreigner" you ought to cultivate yourself and read a bit more! Every comment on stories that involve someone that is non-white ends up either being racial or about benefit. We all know who are the majority of claimants in this country. mattkeith
  • Score: 6

10:11pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Citizen Cane says...

The unexplained oddities in this article:

- why Miss Holness abandoned her family in 2004 to come to Britain, when Eshayne was just 7 years old?
- the reason that Miss Holness was given British citizenship?
- why an adult, previously abandoned by his mother, should be permitted indefinite leave to remain?
- why the taxpayers should be hoodwinked into paying for Eshayne's education?
- Has Miss Holness made any net contribution to the exchequer since 2004?
The unexplained oddities in this article: - why Miss Holness abandoned her family in 2004 to come to Britain, when Eshayne was just 7 years old? - the reason that Miss Holness was given British citizenship? - why an adult, previously abandoned by his mother, should be permitted indefinite leave to remain? - why the taxpayers should be hoodwinked into paying for Eshayne's education? - Has Miss Holness made any net contribution to the exchequer since 2004? Citizen Cane
  • Score: -5

10:50pm Sun 13 Jul 14

concerned citizens says...

@ citizen cane, where in the article did it state Miss Holness abandoned her child
What's your business to know why she was given British citizenship
Where does it state by law that a 17 year old is an adult
And if the woman WORKED as administrator, I'm sure even someone as thick as you would know she would have made her "contribution"
@ citizen cane, where in the article did it state Miss Holness abandoned her child What's your business to know why she was given British citizenship Where does it state by law that a 17 year old is an adult And if the woman WORKED as administrator, I'm sure even someone as thick as you would know she would have made her "contribution" concerned citizens
  • Score: -1

2:54am Mon 14 Jul 14

concerned citizens says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK.
“As at February 2011, 16.6% of working age UK nationals were claiming a DWP working age benefit compared to 6.6% of working age non-UK nationals (at the time they first registered for a National Insurance Number).”
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK.[/p][/quote]“As at February 2011, 16.6% of working age UK nationals were claiming a DWP working age benefit compared to 6.6% of working age non-UK nationals (at the time they first registered for a National Insurance Number).” concerned citizens
  • Score: 2

2:56am Mon 14 Jul 14

concerned citizens says...

miroku wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK.
Except for the people who actually paid into the system.
Government statistics, however, show foreign-born people are less than half as likely to claim benefits as those born here
[quote][p][bold]miroku[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: You cant keep em out everybody in the world is entitled to live on benefits in the UK.[/p][/quote]Except for the people who actually paid into the system.[/p][/quote]Government statistics, however, show foreign-born people are less than half as likely to claim benefits as those born here concerned citizens
  • Score: 0

9:46am Mon 14 Jul 14

Where'swally says...

mattkeith wrote:
You bunch of ignorant people. I do not even think you can read. The article clearly states that "before the crash Miss Holness worked as an administrator at the Bolton Community Transport charity". For those of you that think that the benefit system is a way of life and is only being used by "foreigner" you ought to cultivate yourself and read a bit more! Every comment on stories that involve someone that is non-white ends up either being racial or about benefit. We all know who are the majority of claimants in this country.
read the first article. she "HAD WORKED" prior to the accident, but it doesnt state when had finished this.... it could have been a temp role of 2 weeks. it could have been longer,...... regardless. she was tapping up for ££
[quote][p][bold]mattkeith[/bold] wrote: You bunch of ignorant people. I do not even think you can read. The article clearly states that "before the crash Miss Holness worked as an administrator at the Bolton Community Transport charity". For those of you that think that the benefit system is a way of life and is only being used by "foreigner" you ought to cultivate yourself and read a bit more! Every comment on stories that involve someone that is non-white ends up either being racial or about benefit. We all know who are the majority of claimants in this country.[/p][/quote]read the first article. she "HAD WORKED" prior to the accident, but it doesnt state when had finished this.... it could have been a temp role of 2 weeks. it could have been longer,...... regardless. she was tapping up for ££ Where'swally
  • Score: 3

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