THE FAMILY of tragic schoolboy Lennon Toland has claimed that their calls for justice have been ignored.

Five-year-old Lennon from Tollcross was killed by a van driver attempting to gain access to a makeshift car park on Dalness Street last year.

One year on from his death, the family believe they have been let down after no charges were brought against the driver.

Lennon’s mum Leanne Toland, 27, has said she feels helpless after promising her son she would get him justice.

“The last thing I said to him was that I would get him justice but I don’t think we’ll ever get that", she explains.

“We were told initially that there would be a prosecution but the Procurator Fiscal phoned us on the day my mum died and told us they weren’t taking it forward because there was ‘insufficient evidence’.

“It feels like they’re blaming Lennon, saying that the driver couldn’t see him because he was too small and that where he was is classed as a road.

“He was on the inside of the pavement, which is supposed to be the safest place.

“I want to speak to the driver to tell him how I feel.

“Even though he’ll say he never seen him, I need to tell him what he’s done and how he’s destroyed everything.”

The family have said their grief has been worsened by an apparent lack of compassion by Welding Engineers, based on Dalness Street.

Vans similar to that which was involved in the incident have continued to park on the street where Lennon was killed, which is one of two main routes from St Paul’s primary school.

“The vans are still parking on the pavements and I keep going in and saying to them and they just don’t care”, Leanne adds.

“On the night before his birthday we went and put up banners and cards - it was obvious it was his birthday.

“The next day there was a van parked right where it happened. It’s so disrespectful.

“If it was one of their own children then it would be a different story.

“It’s as if they don’t care. Not one of them came across with a pillow or blanket or to see if he was alright. We didn’t even get an apology.”

Lennon’s uncle, Declan Toland, believes that no one has taken responsibility for what happened.

He added: “You would think it never happened if we didn’t keep going on about it.

“We stayed on that street, there’s been so many incidents and it’s still being allowed to happen.

“I’ve seen women with prams having to walk on the road because there’s no space because of the vans.”

In order to make the area safer for school kids, the family have launched a campaign to have the disused land developed into a swing park.

Karen Pearson, Lennon’s gran, started a petition calling for the council to make the change before she passed away from cancer earlier this year.

More than 7,000 people have backed the campaign but the family fear nothing will ever be done.

Leanne commented: “The council said have said they will only do it if it’s built in the school but that’s not where Lennon died.

“We want it to be open for everyone, any time, not just within school hours for pupils.

“People wouldn’t be able to just go in and use it during school time.

“We want somewhere to go to remember Lennon and for other kids and families to enjoy.

“It’s as if nothing ever happened - no one is doing anything.”

A Crown Office spokesman said: “The Procurator Fiscal received a report in connection with the death of Lennon Toland in Tollcross on 12 September 2016.

“After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, Crown Counsel concluded that there should be no criminal proceedings in respect of this tragic incident. Crown Counsel met with the family at that time to explain the decision.

“Following a request from the family, the original decision not to prosecute was subject to a full review, carried out by a senior member of Crown Counsel who had no previous involvement in the case.

“After a thorough review of all evidence in the case, including CCTV footage and witness statements, senior Crown Counsel confirmed that there was no evidence of careless driving and the original decision not to prosecute was correct in law.

“We wrote to the nearest relatives to explain this decision and a further meeting took place.

“We would be happy to answer any further questions they may have.”

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “We have always been supportive of a memorial for Lennon.

“In our view the best site for a memorial play park would be within the school grounds.

“This would provide the safest option and would be very well used by local children.

“This would provide a fitting tribute to a much loved young boy who is sadly missed.”

On the parking issue the spokeswoman added: “While it is not clear how yellow lines could have prevented this tragedy we continue to work with the local community on traffic management issues in the area.”

The Evening Times contacted Welding Engineering, however nobody was available for comment.