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Mother Of Murdered Goth Accepts Royal Honor

12/12/2014
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(Classic Rock) The mother of murdered goth Sophie Lancaster has been presented with an Order Of The British Empire honour by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Sylvia Lancaster set up a charitable foundation in her daughter's memory after Sophie was beaten to death in 2007. The 20-year-old sustained fatal injuries while trying to protect boyfriend Robert Maltby, who survived the assault. The pair had been attacked because they were wearing goth-style clothing.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation aims to tackle hate crimes by educating people about subcultures and spreading a message of tolerance. Sylvia, who was told she'd receive the honour earlier this year, tells ITV: "Prince Charles talked about Sophie and about gang culture. I'm sure she would be proud. It's not just about the work that we do - it's a validation of alternative subcultures as well." Read more here.

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