max temp: 12°C

min temp: 2°C


Ipswich: Road killer Scott Nicholls MUST take his second chance – mum speaks out on fourth anniversary of Foxhall Road crash

15:58 21 February 2013

Dot Richardson with her daughter Kate Wasyluk

Dot Richardson with her daughter Kate Wasyluk


THIS is his second chance, he must make the most of it.


They are the humble words from Dot Richardson to the man responsible for killing her daughter Kate as he prepares to return to a free life – four years after his actions left two families devastated.

Scott Nicholls is due to be released any day now – almost four years to the day after he got into a car while over the alcohol limit and with drugs in his system and ploughed into Emma Harold, her younger sister Beccy and Kate as they walked home from a night out.

Emma, 26, and 25-year-old Kate were killed, Beccy was left with life-changing injuries.

Mrs Richardson, of Chelmondiston, told The Star this year has been the hardest anniversary to face.

“This year has been the worst,” she said.

“I tend to bury my head in the sand and don’t really think about him (Nicholls), I’m not really interested in what happens to him whatsoever.”

But the 58-year-old added: “Having said that, it is a small town and you do hear things.

“It is extremely hard, it shouldn’t be any different to any other year, but it is.

“The biggest insult for me would be if he came out a reoffended.

“This is his second chance – I want him to take it.

“He is lucky to have it and must make the most of it.

“My friends tell me I have forgiven him, and although I can’t say the words out loud, I think in my heart I have.”

Related articles



  • Oh how true Mr Wilson.

    Report this comment

    biggles the pilot

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • such a sad story. moved to the u.s.a 10 years ago from ipswich and reading about criminal cases here, britain needs to toughen up big time!!

    Report this comment

    don wilson

    Friday, February 22, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Grimwade street fire. Ipswich

Firefighters saved the life of a man when they rescued him from a Ipswich house blaze without wearing breathing apparatus.

Official opening of Chantry Academy. Head boy and girl, left to right, Ligita Lazdauskaite and Joshua Clarke.

Chantry Academy in Ipswich celebrated the grand opening of its new school building on Friday, as the school marks a “fresh start” from a difficult year.

Exercise is important in the battle against SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD – is a very real yet little understood condition that haunts millions every winter.

St Peter and St Mary's Church, Stowmarket, celebrates the opening of its Christmas tree festival. Pictured: Harry and Elena Brown.

The festive season officially arrived in Stowmarket tonight as the town celebrated the launch of its annual Christmas tree festival and lights switch-on.

Bogus caller victim. Library image.

A Hadleigh resident has fallen prey to a phone scam run by crooks posing as bogus police officers.

Museum bosses have gone back to the drawing board following their lottery bid rejection.

Hopes of a multi-million-pound lottery windfall for Ipswich Museum have been dashed – forcing borough chiefs to reconsider the ambitious £23m project to transform the High Street campus.

High winds are set to hit Suffolk and Essex. PA Photo: Chris Ison.

A yellow weather warning for high winds has been issued by the Met Office for Essex and Suffolk across the weekend.

Jazz singer and songwriter Zoe Gilby

Seasonal delights by the Waterfront

Cannabis was found at Ipswich house

An illegal immigrant is facing a jail term after police found nearly 400 plants and seedlings at a cannabis factory set up in an east Ipswich house.

Orwell Bridge

A man from the Ipswich area has died after falling from the Orwell Bridge, police said today.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24