Tania's father warns other parents

GENTLY, lovingly, he cradles her in his strong arms.She's the apple of his eye - beautiful baby Tania Nicol.Today, as her grieving father Jim Duell fights to come to terms with his daughter's death at the age of just 19, he clings to the hope that it might at least help prevent somebody else's child befalling the same tragic fate.

GENTLY, lovingly, he cradles her in his strong arms.

She's the apple of his eye - beautiful Tania Nicol.

Today, as her grieving father Jim Duell fights to come to terms with his daughter's death at the age of just 19, he clings to the hope that it might at least help prevent somebody else's child befalling the same tragic fate.

Mr Duell spoke powerfully about Tania's heroin addiction, warning other parents they must do more to fight the scourge of drugs.

He said: “The kids are serious about taking drugs so you as a parent have got to be as serious as they are to get them off it.”

Miss Nicol, of Woolverstone Close, Ipswich, was one of five women - including Gemma Adams, 25, Paula Clennell, 24, Anneli Alderton, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29, - whose bodies were found at rural locations on the outskirts of Ipswich last month.

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Their lives were blighted by drug abuse which culminated in their deaths.

Mr Duell also backed The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter appeal, set up to raise cash to help vulnerable young people in and around Ipswich.

See tonight's Evening Star for the full story.

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