Family's pain over teen's pool death

HAPPY-go-lucky Suffolk teenager Ashley Surtees had the best of his life ahead of him.But today, after a tragic swimming accident on a family holiday, the 17-year-old's parents are facing life without their youngest son.

HAPPY-go-lucky Suffolk teenager Ashley Surtees had the best of his life ahead of him.

But today, after a tragic swimming accident on a family holiday, the 17-year-old's parents are facing life without their youngest son.

Ashley drowned in a hotel pool in Gran Canaria but Samantha and Jerry Cobbold are riddled with questions about how the confident and competent swimmer met his death.

In a loving tribute, the couple said: “Living without him is causing heartache and pain which will be with us forever.

“We need answers about what happened.”

For full story see today's Evening Star.