Moving tribute of Annette's child

EMOTIONAL and moving tributes today replace the police tape and forensic teams which once enveloped the areas around Levington and Nacton.Against the sparse backdrop of winter woodland, soft teddy bears and bright flowers have been left by loved ones as unofficial memorials to three alleged murder victims.

EMOTIONAL and moving tributes today replace the police tape and forensic teams which once enveloped the areas around Levington and Nacton.

Against the sparse backdrop of winter woodland, soft teddy bears and bright flowers have been left by loved ones as unofficial memorials to three alleged murder victims.

At the lonely and desolate spot near Old Felixstowe Road where 29-year-old Annette Nicholls' naked body was discovered there is a poignant message from her son - “To Mummy, I love you more than the stars in the sky.” - a stark reminder of the human tragedy behind the killings that shocked the world.

The child is the subject of a high court injunction and cannot be named or identified due to legal restrictions.

Other family members, including Miss Nicholls' mother and father, have also left their poignant tributes among the colourful carnations.

Her mother and father's moving message accompanying the floral display reads:

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“To our beautiful daughter Annette,

We love you, and miss you darling. You will always be forever in out hearts and thoughts.

Sleep tight angel.”

Further messages, believed to be from relatives and friends, accompany the cellophane wrapped displays and cuddly toys.

One says simply.

“Miss and love you, from your loving brother Stephen.

As a mark of respect, passers-by can be seen getting out of their cars and paying their own silent tribute to the dead women.

Meanwhile in Nacton, where the body of Anneli Alderton was found on December 10, tributes rest against a leafless tree close to the entrance of Amberfield School.

The site is no longer cordoned off and no longer the scene of intense police activity. The children have returned to school and the village is beginning to get back to normal.

Former forklift truck driver Steve Wright is currently remanded in London's Belmarsh Prison charged with the murders of the three women and also the murders of Tania Nicol, 19, and Gemma Adams, 25, whose naked bodies were found in Belstead Brook near Copdock Mill and Hintlesham.

Wright is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on May 1.

Have you left a tribute or be paying your respects? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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