Retirement from racing for campaign greyhound

fron left Tony Cronshaw,David and Emily Cryer and Molly the greyhound; at Matt Cryer's grave''Molly is retring from racing
fron left Tony Cronshaw,David and Emily Cryer and Molly the greyhound; at Matt Cryer's grave''Molly is retring from racing

COME in number six – your work is done.

Almost three years has passed since Molly the greyhound was purchased to undertake a certain task.

Under the racing name Justice For Matt, it was her job not to just to win the odd race, but to keep a campaign to bring the men responsible for the death of a Sheffield teenager before the courts.

And now the four-year-old greyhound has been retired from her kennels at Owlerton Stadium having completetd her given task.

Every time she ran her name went on the card to give a reminder of a campaign launched by The Star to bring to justice the killers of Matthew Cryer, who died on the holiday Island of Zante almost four years ago.

The 17-year-old Sheffield Wednesday fan, who grew up in Killamarsh and Frecheville, died four years ago after being punched by nightclub bouncers who then threw him down a flight of steps.

His killers have never been caught, despite an in-depth file into his death being sent to the Greek authorities following an inquest in Chesterfield.

Since the inquest, Matthew’s family have worked tirelessly to keep the campaign in the public eye and get justice for him.

They won the support of MPs including Prime Minister David Cameron, footballers, boxers and, of course, greyhound racing enthusiasts and betting shop visitors.

As Molly settles in to a life of retirement with the Cryer family, the campaign has moved on a step this week.

His dad David is currently in Greece where he and two witness who saw what happened outside the Cocktails and Dreams nightclub in Laganas on the night Matt died will meet with magistrates in Zante.

Before flying out David told The Star: “It seems that, at last something is starting to happen.

“At last we may see those responsible for Matt’s death brought to justice.

“Molly has played her part by reminding people of the campaign in the 200-odd races that she ran, many of which she won.

“She is now settling down to life with us and is very much part of the family.”