A GRIEVING mum said she is “sick to the stomach” after someone posed as her dead son to send “vile” messages on social media.

Jack Gudge was just 17 when he died after being punched in an altercation outside Tesco Express in Wimborne Road, Winton three years ago.

Now an account has been created on Snapchat called jackgudgealive and the person behind it is sending nasty messages to two of Jack’s friends.

Jack’s mum, Jolene Keenan, was told about the account while away on holiday.

Now she has voiced her anger and says she will alert police in a bid to find out who created the account.

She told the Daily Echo: “It has made me sick to the stomach.

"My son is dead and I can’t fathom why someone would do that.

“It is just vile and horrible. Jack was not that sort of person.

"It was three years in July since Jack’s death and just when you start to try to deal with it, someone does something like this.”

Jolene said she has been told that two young women have been targeted and added: “No one will tell me what the messages said because they said they were so vile that I wouldn’t want to hear them.”

Speaking directly to the person who created the account, she added: “What kick do you get out of it? Why would you want to do this?

“I am going to report it to the police. Something has go to be done to stop this.”

Jack, of Pilot Hight Road, Bournemouth, died after being punched in the early hours of July 16 2016.

He and his friends had been to a house party in Moordown and were walking through Winton when they were involved in an altercation with a group of men.

Four men were arrested on suspicion of murder but were later released without charge.

One of the men admitted during an inquest hearing that he had punched Jack but said he had done so in self defence.

Police confirmed that no one will be prosecuted in relation to Jack’s death.

The Daily Echo has attempted to contact Snapchat for a comment but has not received a reply.