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TRIBUTES were today paid to a BT boss who appeared to "look anxious" just hours before he fell to his death from an Ipswich office building.Peter Adams, of Daundy Close, Ipswich, was found dead outside the British Telecom building in Bibb Way, on Saturday.

TRIBUTES were today paid to a BT boss who appeared to "look anxious" just hours before he fell to his death from an Ipswich office building.

Peter Adams, of Daundy Close, Ipswich, was found dead outside the British Telecom building in Bibb Way, on Saturday.

His neighbour, Ray Tester, 40, of Daundy Close, said Mr Adams and his wife, Juliette, were always polite and courteous.

He said: "They were quite quiet but always obliging. When my father died five years ago, Peter was very kind to my mother who lived in the same street.


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"He was always polite and courteous and we would help each other out."

Meanwhile, another neighbour today told how Mr Adams had changed his appearance and looked anxious on the morning of his death.

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The neighbour, who met Mr Adams in the street just a few hours before he plunged to his death, said: "He was looking very strained and anxious. His skin was very gaunt. He had also shaved off his beard, which shocked me.

"He said 'good morning' and I looked up and said 'good morning' back."

The police are not treating the death as suspicious and yesterday his wife declined to comment.

Mr Adams was around 50 years old and a manager who used to travel the world working for BT.

A BT spokesman also expressed sympathy towards the family and said a police investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the death.

The coroner has been told of the death and an inquest is due to be opened soon.

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