Final goodbyes paid to Ipswich friends

HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to say their final goodbyes to best friends Dwayne Hasnip and Daniel Prescott who were killed in a car crash earlier this month.

HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to say their final goodbyes to best friends Dwayne Hasnip and Daniel Prescott who were killed in a car crash earlier this month.

A joint funeral was held at St Matthew's Church in Ipswich and so many friends and family members were there that several had to stand out in the graveyard as there was no room left inside.

Mr Hasnip, 19, of Allenby Road, and Mr Prescott, 22, of Dombey Road, died after the car they were in left the A12 and hit a tree near the East Bergholt junction.

At yesterday's funeral many of their friends wore black and white T-shirts with 1.10.05, the date of their death, on the back.


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Tributes were paid to the two popular men who shared a loved of football.

The flowers reflected their passion, with one of Mr Hasnip's floral arrangements saying 'Arsenal' and one of Mr Prescott's in the shape of a football.

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Mr Prescott was a familiar face to many in the local football leagues as he played for Walton Rangers and St Johns FC.

Many of his team mates were at the funeral service.

The service also paid tribute to the pair's close bond with their families.

Mr Hasnip leaves behind his father Mick, brother Vincent and sisters Tammi and Jade.

They said: “He was a lovely young man who has worked hard since leaving school. He was well-known and liked by everybody.”

Mr Prescott leaves his mother Stephanie, father Hollies and brother Nathan.

They described him as a “beautiful son and brother” who had a zest for life and a love of football.

Would you like to pay tribute to Daniel or Dwayne? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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