More tributes come in to tragic teenager

TRIBUTES have today continued to pour into the Evening Star, remembering the short life of Ashley Dorling.

MEMBERS of Ashley Dorling's family are still waiting to hear when they can start preparing for his funeral after his tragic death in an Ipswich pond.

As they start to come to terms with their loss, tributes have continued to pour into the Evening Star, remembering Ashley's short life.

The 15-year-old died on Saturday after being pulled from a pond on Jovian Way, near to Morrisons on the Sproughton Road industrial estate.

Police, the ambulance service, the fire service and Air Sea Rescue were called to the scene at about 4.10pm by a member of the public, who heard scream for help.

The former Holywells pupil, from Lavender Hill, was recovered from the pond after a frantic rescue attempt by emergency services.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital in a critical condition but was later declared dead at the hospital.

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Friends and family have continued to pay their tributes to “cheerful and fun-loving” teenager just days after his premature death.

Mum Rosemary Dorling said the family are today waiting for the results of post mortem tests before starting to make plans for his funeral.

They will be unable to make any funeral plans until the inquest into his death has been opened by the coroner.

In tributes left on the Evening Star website, Ashley's brother-in-law Aiden Flanigan said: “Can't get my head round about Ashley, he was like a little bro to me. He will be missed by everyone, I feel for all the family and I will be back during the week to see you all.

“Sorry to hear what happened, be strong all of ya.”

And one of his three older sisters Amy Steward said she was “heartbroken” and he would be missed by everyone that knew him.

In her tribute, from the whole family, left on the website she added: “RIP my angel, gone but not forgotten. Just wish this never happened should have been me not you and I don't know how to deal with you not being here no more.

“I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart.”

She said her life would never be the same again, and called her younger brother her “rock.”

“I don't know how I am going to live without you,” she added. “A big part of me is now missing and nothing will ever fill that.

“I am scared of living life without you, you are my rock and now you are gone, but not in memory, you will always be in my heart.

“RIP my little bro we will be together again one day.”

The post mortem examiniation was due to take place yesterday and his death has been referred to the coroner.