Parents pay tribute to 'wonderful' son

DEVASTATED parents of a teenager killed in an horrific road accident have paid an emotional tribute to their "wonderful and bubbly" son.Ryan Morrissey, 18, from Long Melford, died when his Ford Fiesta left the road and crashed into the side of a factory where he once worked.

DEVASTATED parents of a teenager killed in an horrific road accident have paid an emotional tribute to their "wonderful and bubbly" son.

Ryan Morrissey, 18, from Long Melford, died when his Ford Fiesta left the road and crashed into the side of a factory where he once worked.

His parents, John and Carole, yesterday paid tribute to their youngest son and spoke of their enormous loss.

Mrs Morrissey said: "He was a very happy-go-lucky, bubbly lad who got on with everybody, he had so many friends.

"He was always willing to help others and was a very good-natured, fun-loving boy. We're just going to miss him so much."

The accident happened on Ballingdon Hill, Sudbury, on Sunday night after the teenager's car left the road.

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It ploughed through a hedge and crashed into the side of the Sharp Labels factory where Ryan worked as a trainee printer up until about six months ago.

Ryan, of Meeting Field, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three friends who were also in the car were taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with minor injuries.

All three have now been discharged from hospital and are believed to be making a good recovery.

Mr Morrissey said: "It is so sad, he was very ill when he was a baby, but he pulled through, then something so tragic like this happens when he is so young, we are just devastated."

Ryan's greatest love was martial arts and he was a member of Long Melford Karate Club, where he had worked his way up to brown belt.

He also studied kung fu and tai chi at Yellow Dot Sports Club in Sudbury and judo at a club in Halstead.

The teenager – who had an older brother, Simon, 27 – had only purchased his Ford Fiesta only a few days ago and it was his pride and joy.

Mrs Morrissey said: "We are struggling to come to terms with what has happened, he was so young and a lovely, wonderful boy. He was such a caring kid."

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