Tania's family's pain

VIDEO Relatives of murdered Tania Nicol today spoke of their pain at their loss.A statement written by the 19-year-old's family and read at a press conference by DC Nick Shrubshall said: “Today as this case has come to an end we would like to say justice has been done.

RELATIVES of murdered Tania Nicol today spoke of their pain at their loss.

A statement written by the 19-year-old's family and read at a press conference by DC Nick Shrubshall said: “Today as this case has come to an end we would like to say justice has been done. But we are afraid that while five young lives have been cruelly ended the person responsible will be kept warm, nourished and protected.

“These crimes deserve the ultimate punishment and that can only mean one thing.

“Whereas our daughter and the other victims were given no human rights by this monster his will be guarded by the establishment at great cost to the taxpayer's of this country and emotionally to the bereaved families.

“The public must insist that this government looks at returning the death penalty for cases such as this.

“Otherwise many more families will go through the same suffering that we have had to endure.

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“As a family with children we deserve rights. If they get into trouble with the law we should be told. Why are we not informed in certain circumstances? We need to protect them as parents and the law must be changed so that we can help them.

“As a family we would like to say a big thank you to the all the police officers involved in this case.

“In particular we would like to thank our family liaison officers, Dc Nick Shrubshall and Dc Neale Manley for all their help and support throughout the past year and during the six weeks of the trial.

“The family wish to be left alone and request that the press respect their wishes to attempt to try and move on with their lives.”

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