Flowers mark death of traveller

FLORAL tributes mark the spot where a traveller died on an Ipswich campsite as a child made her own moving contribution.The girl added her flowers to a host of others that have been tied to a fence at West Meadows.

By Matt Eley

FLORAL tributes mark the spot where a traveller died on an Ipswich campsite as a child made her own moving contribution.

The girl added her flowers to a host of others that have been tied to a fence at West Meadows.

About ten bunches of flowers mark the area near to where the man, who was believed to be in his early 30s, died last week.

At the scene yesterday residents of the site, located on the A14 slip road near Asda, said they wanted to pay their respects.

It is believed the man had been staying at West Meadow for the last two-and-a-half-weeks.

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A major police operation swung into action on Thursday after the body was discovered in the morning.

Ambulance crews were called to the site after a 999 call from a mobile telephone saying that a man had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Details of the deceased and the cause of death have yet to be released by police.

West Meadows was closed to the public on Thursday as police investigated the scene and interviewed people at the site.

The nine-and-a-half-acre site is the only location for travellers, which was set up after a major campaign to find them a permanent home.

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