His mum Dawn and dad Sean paid tribute to the much loved scaffolder at a Ride Out riding Shane’s beloved motorbike as a huge crowd of bikers gathered wanting to pay their respects to popular 23-year-old who grew up in Thornton Heath.
Brandon Aldon McNeil, 18, of Lollard Street, Vauxhall, is charged with Shane’s murder, attempted murder of another individual and possession of a weapon. He appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from HMP Thameside on Tuesday (August 3) for a preliminary hearing.
Shane’s heartbroken girlfriend Seleka Gathercole on GoFundMe has raised £8,475 towards a £10,000 goal to: “help with ANY sort of payment towards Shane’s funeral as he deserves the BEST send off possible and also his car needs paying off we don’t as a family want this car to go back anything literally anything will help.”
She added: “I know Shane was loved by many people the amount of love shown recently is heartbreaking because I wish Shane was here to see, he should not have been taken away this soon.”
Many of the donations are from people who knew Shane who went to The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy and then Croydon College before joining Croydon firm MR Scaffolding,
He was also remembered from his days at Ecclesbourne primary school as being a “lovely boy” by his former teaching assistant who wrote: “to hear of this tragic news has broken my heart. I can still picture him running around like a whirlwind.”Another recalled him being a ‘lovely happy boy.’
Shane was riding a motorcycle in Brixton, as part of a convoy of vehicles that included a green Lamborghini and red Ferrari being used in a the music video filmed by rapper Reefy when he was attacked on July 21.
It is alleged that a man armed with a “large knife” ran up to Shane and stabbed him in the chest, piercing his heart and causing fatal injuries.
The attacker also allegedly swung the knife a second man on a quad bike which was also part of the convoy close to Brixton Tube station.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene at around 8.18pm, but despite their best efforts, Shane was pronounced dead at 8.45pm.
Shane’s stunt bike skills were in much demand and he was a regular feature of the music rap scene appearing in the music videos of drill artist Skully.
In the video Red Tape which was filmed in Thornton Heath during last year Shane is seen riding along Brigstock Road.
Taking to Twitter, Reefy said: “Shane was an innocent man who came to support my music video shoot along with his friends.”
He said that Shane turned up to the shoot with his friends on motorbikes for the final ‘drive through’ scene on Brixton Road.
Reefy said he only realised Shane had been stabbed when he got back to the scene and saw he was being treated by paramedic
“I am not gang affiliated and I would not have put anyone at risk by inviting them to my video shoot if I had any suspicion that anything like this would have ever happened,” Reefy said.
“I will remember this night forever, we were all out there doing something positive but Shane sadly passed away that night over nothing.This senseless violence needs to stop. I wish things could have been different, he didn’t deserve any of this.”