Mother's tribute to tragic Lewis

THE mother of a 23-year-old man who died from stab wounds in Sudbury has paid an emotional tribute to him.

THE mother of a 23-year-old man who died from stab wounds in Sudbury has paid an emotional tribute to him.

Lewis Watson, who lived in Foxearth, died following an incident in the town on Saturday, September 26.

Today, his mother, Sarah Fleetwood, paid tribute to the keen fisherman and spoke of her “living hell” at her heartbreaking loss.

She said: “Lewis - my beautiful boy has gone forever.

“There just are not words to explain the depth of our loss, the pain that is felt across the whole of our family is indescribable.

“Lewis is loved so very, very much by us all.

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“He loved his new job working for a local garden landscaping firm and was looking forward to passing his motorbike test.

“Lewis also really enjoyed fishing and spent many hours sitting with his rods by the local riverbanks where I believed his friends joined him at times.

“Our darling Lewis still had all the best parts of his life still to come.

“To feel the loss of a child is the closest thing to a living hell any human will ever endure and we now have to live with this heartache every day.

“My beautiful, lovely, gorgeous boy has gone forever and has taken my heart with him. We are as a family completely broken with grief.

“I would like to thank everyone for their cards and kind words, and all the lovely flowers that have been left for Lewis.

“I would also like to say thank you to the emergency services who went out to Lewis that night and to the police who have been wonderful throughout all of this terrible time.”

Andrew Rowlands, 26, of The Croft, Sudbury, has been charged with Mr Watson's murder. He will appear before Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday.

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