Band to play remembrance gig

DIRTY Pretty Things will remember three teenage fans from Suffolk today when they play a special gig to support a road safety campaign.The band is due to perform at The Coronet, in Southwark, south London, today to raise cash for the Make Roads Safe campaign.

DIRTY Pretty Things will remember three teenage fans from Suffolk today when they play a special gig to support a road safety campaign.

The band is due to perform at The Coronet, in Southwark, south London, today to raise cash for the Make Roads Safe campaign.

The band's decision to play the concert came after Claire Stoddart, 18, her sister Jennifer, 15, along with their friend Carla Took, 18, died in a crash on the A12 at Blythburgh.

The trio were in a Vauxhall Astra, believed to have been driven by Miss Took, when it was in collision with a Renault Laguna around 1am on July 1.

Two people in Laguna, Kim Abbott, 41 and Simon Bonner, 40, both of Yoxford, also died in the collision.

The Lowestoft teenagers were on their way home from a concert at Ipswich Town's Portman Road

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ground by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dirty Pretty Things.

The Make Roads Safe campaign calls on world leaders to take action on road traffic injuries, which kill more than 3,000 adults and 500 children every day around the world.

And Carl Barat, lead singer of Dirty Pretty Tings said he hoped fans would sign the online petition at www.makeroadssafe.org.

He added: “It is unbelievable that around the world a child is killed every three minutes on the road, yet almost nothing is being done to prevent this.

“The recent deaths in Suffolk of Claire, Jennifer and Carla were so sad, such a waste of young lives, and this is happening to families every day.”

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