Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Emotional applause for Terry Butcher before Ipswich Town and Norwich City kick-off at Portman Road

PUBLISHED: 12:30 22 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:34 22 October 2017

Former Town player Terry Butcher during the Skybet Championship match at Portman Road. Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

Former Town player Terry Butcher during the Skybet Championship match at Portman Road. Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

PA Wire

Ipswich Town fans rose to their feet to give an emotional applause in a mark of respect to the family of Blues and England legend Terry Butcher, who lost one of his sons this week.

Terry Butcher (centre) with his sons Christopher (right), Ed (left) and Al (bottom). The former England captain has said he is Terry Butcher (centre) with his sons Christopher (right), Ed (left) and Al (bottom). The former England captain has said he is "devastated" after the death of his son Chris aged 35. Picture: FAMILY HANDOUT/PA WIRE

Former Army captain Christopher Butcher, 35, died on Monday. He had served in Afghanistan with the Royal Artillery. The news prompted an outpouring of tributes from the world of football.

Just before kick-off today in the East Anglian derby at Portman Road, which is being shown live on Sky Sports, a stadium announcement paid tribute in honour of Terry Butcher’s family.

Terry could be seen looking emotional as Town fans gave a warm applause. People seated near Terry patted him on the back and shoulder.

Christopher Butcher, the son of former Ipswich Town and England captain Terry Butcher. Christopher Butcher served in Afghanistan with the Royal Artillery. Picture: FAMILY HANDOUT/PA WIRE Christopher Butcher, the son of former Ipswich Town and England captain Terry Butcher. Christopher Butcher served in Afghanistan with the Royal Artillery. Picture: FAMILY HANDOUT/PA WIRE

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher pays tribute to “dedicated” and “formidable” son Christopher following 35-year-old’s death.

Christopher’s younger brother Ed wrote on Facebook earlier this week: “Chris you were my hero, you were my best friend and you were someone I would throw myself in the way of a truck for.

“Thank you for everything you ever taught me. I will miss you for the rest of my life but you will never be forgotten.”

Matchday live: Ipswich Town v Norwich City.

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

Police in Ipswich are tackling around 89 violent crimes a week, new data has revealed – equivalent to 12 incidents a day.

A young blogger whose poor mental health left her too afraid to leave her house has held a fundraising day for Mind.

Two teenagers waved to passengers on a rail platform as they clung on to a train underneath overhead electricity cables in Essex, a court heard.

Minnie Moll, joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op, is one of the region’s most influential business leaders. As she is named as the new ambassador of sexual abuse charity Fresh Start – New Beginnings, she reveals her own story of childhood abuse, in her own words:

Fresh Start – New Beginnings has announced East of England Co-op joint chief executive Minnie Moll as their new ambassador.

Survivors of historic child sex abuse will be believed and listened to, a senior Suffolk detective has said as new data shows more people than ever before are coming forward.

A Suffolk Spitfire veteran has celebrated reaching his 101st birthday.

Over 70 MP’s have accused Theresa May of failing to intervene in the extradition case of a man from Newmarket.

An Ipswich primary school embarked on a world first video project yesterday, as pupils began filming for a virtual reality guided tour of the school.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24