Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

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

Archant

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

shares

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

shares

2 comments

  • 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

An artist's impression of the street scene at Wolsey Grange.

A rejected bid to create almost 500 homes on land near Ipswich is to be reconsidered – following allegations a district councillor was handed a note during the original hearing.


A trolley bus at the junction of Duke Street (right) and Fore Hamlet (behind the bus) in April 1963. (Photo by Alan Valentine).

It is more than 50 years since the last trolley bus service ran on the streets of Ipswich, writes David Kindred.

High water at Felixstowe Ferry. Archive image. Photo: Stephen Squirrell/citizenside.com

Flood alerts are in place tonight along the Essex and Suffolk coastline.

Jo Harris worked at the B&M store in Copdock until 2013, and despite being an employee there was issued two fines of £70 for parking.

A group of former employees at a store in Ipswich have been left distraught after car park fines mistakenly issued more than two years ago has left them facing a court appearance.

Two charged over cannabis factory

A78-year-old Ipswich man is one of two people to have been charged after police raided a cannabis factory near Stowmarket.

Bucklesham Grange care home, Ipswich celebrate shrove Tuesday with a pancake race and pancake tossing 
Debbie and John with Daniel rowark

Flipping good fun was had by all at Bucklesham Grange Care Home this afternoon as a range of games and activities were put on to mark Shrove Tuesday.

Local campaigners  gather in silent protest against the prospective development of rushmere memorial woodland and small holding

A site registered as an asset of community value last year faces losing the status already after a High Court battle against housing plans was rejected.

Northgate High School GV.

A former teacher at an Ipswich secondary school is to appear in court charged with alleged sex offences involving teenage girls.

Do you know where this church is?

Take a look at our selection of photos - how many Suffolk churches can you identify?

Live:News updates from Suffolk and Essex

Yesterday, 14:39
Share your pancake photos with us

Live news feed bringing you the latest headlines, sports stories and opinion from across Suffolk and north Essex.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24