Naomi dancing at last year’s Brixton Splash
The former partner of Naomi Benjamin, who died when she fell under a prison van, has spoken of his grief.
Dicky Lawrence is the father of Naomi’s 10-year-old daughter and said he has not been able to stop crying since the tragic collision in the centre of Brixton on Tuesday.
Friends have told how the 34-year-old mum struggled to cope with the pressures of life and had turned to alcohol to ease her pain.
Dicky said: “She was a beautiful person. I’m trying to understand why this has happened, why Naomi of all people has been taken from us.
“All I can think is it was time for her to go to a better place because her life was deteriorating so much.
“She would do some silly things… make a fool of herself… get herself into trouble.
“But deep down she was someone who cared so much for her family and just wanted to be loved. I’m heartbroken.” Continue Reading
There are reports stating that she was seen dancing in the middle of the busy road before the collision, and a shop keeper is quoted as saying, she could be seen doing this often.
Naomi clearly suffered from mental illness. This is just tragic….
Rest In Peace Naomi Benjamin.