Father shows bitterness after tragedy

DEAN Bloomfield's father said he has hatred in his heart today for the heroin addict who mowed down his 15-year-old son.Dennis Bloomfield, 45, spoke to The Evening Star after Zulfcar Ali, 33, of Boyton Road, Ipswich, admitted two counts of manslaughter and two of dangerous driving.

DEAN Bloomfield's father said he has hatred in his heart today for the heroin addict who mowed down his 15-year-old son.

Dennis Bloomfield, 45, spoke to The Evening Star after Zulfcar Ali, 33, of Boyton Road, Ipswich, admitted two counts of manslaughter and two of dangerous driving.

After hearing the events which led to the death of Dean and friend Scott Towler he said of seeing Ali at Ipswich Crown Court: "I hate him to my bitter end.

"I wouldn't shed a tear if he was strangled or stabbed or whatever.


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"I show no sympathy, no forgiveness whatsoever. I hope he gets the maximum sentence they can give.

"I wouldn't want anyone to go through what we have been through."

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Dean's parents, including his mother, Sharon, 42, were both in court yesterday to hear Mr Ali's plea.

Ali admitted killing the schoolboys in May this year and now awaits his fate at the end November after psychiatric reports are prepared.

Mr Bloomfield, of Burrell Road, Ipswich, said: "He will never know what he has done to us. Basically I hope they through the book at him. This was no accident. I think he should have been done for murder. He murdered Dean as far as I am concerned.

"There is definitely something wrong with the man. He was not speaking rationally in the police interview.

"I just wish he would have been picked up earlier and our boys would still be walking the streets."

The pair described their Stoke High pupil son as: "a loveable rogue."

Mr Bloomfield said: "He is just lovely in every way.

"He made us cry. He made us laugh. The laugh's outweighed the tears.

"He was brought up with proper family values. Like little boys he had his scrapes. He was just a normal teenage boy.

"Never to be a man."

The Bloomfield's, who also have three other children, Maria, 21, Daniel, 18 and Emma, 10, described the affect Dean's death has had on the family.

"It has affected us in every way. Sharon has not been back to work. Before she had worked for 25 years without being absent.

"We see the difference in our children and it is heartbreaking. But we keep going. Emma [their youngest child] gets mood swings.

"She gets quiet and would sit in the middle of the stairs and just stare. There are things that break our heart."

Dean's death has also forced the loving parents to keep an extra tight protective rein on their youngest child.

Mr Bloomfield said: "We don't let her out of our sight." He said he fears for her safety every time they walk on Burrell Road where they live because it is so busy with traffic.

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