Former addict shows way to a new life

IT'S a story that proves a life of crime doesn't have to go on forever.Simon Thurlow was a drug addict whose history of offending dated back two decades.

IT'S a story that proves a life of crime doesn't have to go on forever.

Simon Thurlow was a drug addict whose history of offending dated back two decades.

His chaotic lifestyle brought years of pain to his family and threatened to wreck his relationship with his young son.

But today, with help from a new initiative, the 35-year-old from Ipswich has kicked his habit and turned his back on crime to begin a new life on the straight and narrow.


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In a tale of hope for those who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law, Mr Thurlow, of Dover Road, said: “I have damaged a lot of people along the way.

“But I began to realise that enough was enough, it couldn't go on.

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“Now my life is golden, it's never been so good. Every day is another reason to be happy.”

For full story see today's Evening Star.

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