Moving tributes in council's book

NEW and emotional tributes have been paid to the five victims of the red light killings in a condolence book set up at Ipswich town hall.In total more than 220 messages have been left in the bound book which was put on display in mid-December to allow members of the public to pay their respects to Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Paula Clennell, Annette Nicholls and Anneli Alderton.

NEW and emotional tributes have been paid to the five victims of the red light killings in a condolence book set up at Ipswich town hall.

In total more than 220 messages have been left in the bound book which was put on display in mid-December to allow members of the public to pay their respects to Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Paula Clennell, Annette Nicholls and Anneli Alderton.

Among the messages left was a poem to Paula Clennell, a goodbye to Tania Nicol as well as emotive farewells to the other three victims.

The poem to Paula Clennell, signed simply with the name Paul, ended with the words “knowing you baby made me the richest man in the world.


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“You are in a much better place.”

A personal message was also left by the parent of an ex-partner of Ms Clennell which described her death as “a tragic loss”.

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One of several messages for Tania Nicol was left by members of staff at Brookside Pre-School and Gusford Primary School in Ipswich.

The tribute read “I knew Tania and worked with her at Brookside playgroup.

“We will always remember that lovely smile.”

Among the tributes dedicated to all five victims was a message from Amberfield School, in Nacton which was a few hundred yards in either direction from where the bodies of Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls were discovered.

The message read: “With love and thoughts to all the families of the girls.

“It has touched us all.”

Meanwhile a message to Annette reads: “I hope you are in the happiest place where you deserve to be.

“Everyone should have known a girl like you.”

A further message of support for the victims had been left by MP for Central Suffolk, Michael Lord, who wrote: “My prayers are with you at this time.”

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