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Accused man too ill for court

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 June 2003 | UPDATED: 13:57 03 March 2010

A MAN has been charged with two counts of manslaughter following the deaths of Dean Bloomsfield and Scott Towler.

Zulfcar Ali, 33, of Boyton Road had been due to appear in court today, but overnight he was re-admitted to Ipswich Hospital.

A MAN has been charged with two counts of manslaughter following the deaths of Dean Bloomsfield and Scott Towler.

Zulfcar Ali, 33, of Boyton Road had been due to appear in court today, but overnight he was re-admitted to Ipswich Hospital.

Police and legal authorities were deciding whether to hear the initial case in his absence – or adjourn it until a later date.

Ali was in Hospital for four days after the incident where he received treatment for an unrelated illness.

He had been in custody in Ipswich Police Station yesterday when he was charged before going back to hospital.

Meanwhile tributes have continued to flood in for the two 15-year-old boys.

The Evening Star has a special section on its website for those wishing to leave a tribute to the two boys.

Among those to leave a message was 16-year-old Hollie. She said: "I am very sorry to hear what happened to Dean and Scott.

"I can't believe a thing like this happened in Ipswich. It's such a nice town to live in. My thoughts are with the families of both lads. Let's just get a big memorial fund under way."

Kayleigh Warren, 17, said: "Dean, I saw you change from a cute little boy into a cute grown-up. Now you're gone and you're both bright shining stars. I hope where you are you're having fun. You're both in our hearts always and forever."

Liam H and Ashley H said: "I still can't believe it had to happen to the most innocent and loyal friends and I'm still trying to get to grips with what has happened. We still all love and miss you, from all the pupils from Stoke High."

The tragedy has touched many people's lives from all over the world.

Robbie Burns from Sydney, Australia, said: "I lived at the bottom of Bishop's Hill to the age of 17,and have walked along where Scott and Dean were killed hundreds of times as a teenager, just as they were. To see that familiar road and brick wall again in such tragic circumstances has made feel so much sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with Scott and Dean's parents and families."

The Evening Star, with the backing of Dean's family, has launched an appeal for a memorial to the two Ipswich boys.

You can contribute to the appeal by sending donations to: The Evening Star, c/o Geraldine Thompson, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

Cheques should be made payable to the Evening Star and will be put in a special account for the fund.

Readers can also send us their own tributes through a special page opened on our website.

Visit the site at www.eveningstar.co.uk and click on the tribute icon to leave your message.

You can also e-mail your tribute to starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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