Dean's girlfriend's tells of her pain
AMID the depths of her pain Dean Bloomfield's girlfriend Janey Porter today told of the anguish she still suffers over his death.The 14-year-old, from Ipswich, narrowly escaped with her life when Zulfcar Ali's car ploughed into her boyfriend and his friend Scott Towler, fatally injuring them.
AMID the depths of her pain Dean Bloomfield's girlfriend Janey Porter today told of the anguish she still suffers over his death.
The 14-year-old, from Ipswich, narrowly escaped with her life when Zulfcar Ali's car ploughed into her boyfriend and his friend Scott Towler, fatally injuring them.
Only a moment before Dean was hit, he and Janey had been walking hand in hand.
Despite Ali's guilty pleas on Thursday to the manslaughter of the Stoke High School pupils and the four months that have elapsed since the killings her desire for justice still burns deeply.
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She said: "When I heard he (Ali) had pleaded guilty I was surprised, but relieved. I only hope he gets what he deserves. But it still won't make me sleep any easier or even take the pain and anger away that I feel inside."
Although the Holywell's High School pupil has received emotional support from her parents Elaine and Martin and her nine-year-old brother Kyle, despair is never far from her thoughts.
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Janay's mum said the family are barely able to bring themselves to refer to Ali by name.
Mrs Porter said: "The mention of that man makes Janay feel very angry. He will never feel the pain that Dean's, Scott's and our family feel. She's just upset with it all. It will always be at the back of her mind. We just take every day as it comes."
"None of the families involved would have wanted a trial. It's a big relief (Ali pleading guilty). We had prepared for the worst. We were expecting him to plead not guilty. I know Janay would have probably been called and that's they last thing she needs.
"I would like to see him get life. I think that's my daughter feels as well. I hope inside he feels a bit of remorse."
Mrs Porter said her family were returning from holiday in Lanzarote when Ali pleaded guilty in court.
Although they had been hundreds of miles away Janay could not forget her first love.
Mrs Porter said: "Janay was talking about how she met Dean. All that way away she was still talking about him."
Since the fatal crash in Fore Hamlet on May 30 Janay has been locked in her own torment.
Her mum said: "She has not slept through the night once yet. She keeps waking up all the time. Janay still goes through things in her head. We had a holiday in August and she took his picture with us. He was her first love.
Mrs Porter also paid tribute to Janay's friends who have tried to help her through the tears, particularly her school.
"Holywells and all her friends have been brilliant with her."