Family pay tribute to 24-year-old

GRIEVING relatives today paid tribute to a young motorist who was killed on a Suffolk road.James Diaper, 24, was killed when the Volkswagen Golf he was driving left the road and crashed into a ditch between Bury St Edmunds and his home village of Hawstead on Saturday.

By Georgina James

GRIEVING relatives today paid tribute to a young motorist who was killed on a Suffolk road.

James Diaper, 24, was killed when the Volkswagen Golf he was driving left the road and crashed into a ditch between Bury St Edmunds and his home village of Hawstead on Saturday.

Bill Diaper, James' father, said: "He was hardworking and fun loving. He never wasted a moment of his life. He was either 100% at work, at play or asleep. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him."


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Floral tributes lined the grass verge at the scene of the accident, which happened on a bend along the country road.

Police are appealing for witnesses to try and help them piece together what happened.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said they were notified of the crash along Horsecroft Road by a passer-by at about 4am on Saturday.

He added: "We believe it was a single vehicle accident but we do not know for sure. Neither do we know what time it happened. That is why we need to hear from witnesses."

In a separate accident, which happened just before 7am on Friday at Hundon, near Haverhill, a six-year-old girl suffered a fractured skull following a crash just yards from her home.

Corenna Harrison is currently in intensive care at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

She was riding her bike when she was in collision with a Ford Fiesta in Church Street.

A hospital spokeswoman today described her condition as critical but stable.

The little girl's father, John Harrison, said the family had been keeping vigil at her bedside.

The youngster, from Mill Lane, Hundon, attends the village primary school and is one of four children.

Mr Harrison said doctors were keeping Corenna sedated because of swelling to her brain.

He added: "Corenna is a little tom boy really. She plays sport at school and is only ever beaten by boys in races. She can run and throw and likes footballing and cycling.

"She's a fit and healthy little girl before this. Doctors have told us the next few hours will be crucial for her."

Anyone who saw the Hundon accident should call police on 01284 774100. Officers are appealing for anyone with information about the accident in which Mr Diaper died to call Pc Mick Marlow on 01284 774152.

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