SARAH Payne’s brother is haunted by his final words to his little sister as he shouted “f*** off go home” moments before she was abducted and murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting.
Luke was 11 when he told his little sister, 8, off for wanting to go back home after taking a tumble while they were playing in a field.
Speaking with Susannah Reid for the Mail On Sunday, the 30-year-old tearfully recalled: “I’m not going to lie — I got angry and said ‘OK fine’.
“I said: ‘F*** off, go home’. Those were the last words I ever said to her: ‘F*** off and go home.’”
Whiting, 60, is now serving 40 years in prison at HMP Wakefield – he will be eligible for parole when he is 82.
Luke admits he still has nightmares about the monster who killed his sister.
He said: “When I actually think about him and what he’s done to my sister, he makes me into a monster… thinking about him makes me into a terrible person inside.”
Sarah disappeared while she played hide and seek with her brothers Luke and Lee in a cornfield near her grandparent’s home in July 2000 in West Sussex.
After 17 days of searching her body was found in a field near Oulborough, about 15 miles from where she disappeared in Kingston Gorse.
Sarah’s mum reveals she has a box of all she has left of her murdered daughter.
The 50-year-old has kept handwritten cards, schoolbooks and newspaper cuttings about Sarah’s disappearance.
Sara keeps her most sacred memento in a little box and says she takes out its contents when she needs to let her emotions out.
She said: “Sometimes when I have to touch the tears, you have to go to that place where you’ve just got to let it out — and [this is] what I’ll hold.”
It is a lock of Sarah’s blonde hair the coroner cut and gave to her after her daughter’s body was found.
Whiting had already been imprisoned for sexually assaulting a nine year old before murdering Sarah.
He was threat and a risk, but local families were completely unaware.
When I actually think about him and what he’s done to my sister, he makes me into a monster… thinking about him makes me into a terrible person inside
After Sarah’s death, the News of the World, supported by her parents, launched a campaign calling for a UK version of what is known as “Megan’s Law” in the United States.
“Sarah’s Law” allows anyone to formally ask the police if someone with access to a child has a record for child sexual offences.
Police will reveal details confidentially to the person most able to protect the child (usually parents, carers or guardians) if they think it is in the child’s interests.
The scheme was piloted in four police areas in in 2008 and in August 2010 the Home Office announced that it would be rolled out across all 43 police areas in England and Wales.
Scotland run a similar nationwide scheme called Keeping children safe which allows parents, carers and guardians of children under 18 years old to ask the police if someone who has contact with their child has a record for sexual offences against children, or other offences that could put that child at risk.
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No such scheme is formally available in Northern Ireland.
However, information on sex offenders can be, and is, shared in a controlled way by the police where necessary for the purposes of child protection or risk management.
The law helped unmask up to 500 sex predators last year, and it has been used almost a thousand times since it was rolled out.
What happened to Sarah?
Sarah Evelyn Isobel Payne was eight when she was abducted and murdered while playing with her brothers in a cornfield near her grandparent’s home in July 2000.
After 17 days of searching her body was found in a field about 15 miles from where she disappeared in Kingston Gorse, West Sussex.
Roy Whiting was convicted in December 2001 and is now serving 40 years for his crimes.
Whiting already had a conviction for abducting and indecently assaulting another little girl.
Sarah’s parents argued at the time that the knowledge of his conviction could have prevented their child’s death.
They pushed for a change in law which became “Sarah’s Law”.
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