Tragic sister remembered by poem

TRAGIC crash victim Emma Harold has today been described by her grieving sister as a “blossoming English Rose”.Michelle Luetchford, a sister to 26-year-old Emma, who was killed following a collision last month in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, along with Kate Wasyluk, read out a poem she had written at her memorial service on Wednesday.

TRAGIC crash victim Emma Harold has today been described by her grieving sister as a “blossoming English Rose”.

Michelle Luetchford, a sister to 26-year-old Emma, who was killed following a collision last month in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, along with Kate Wasyluk, read out a poem she had written at her memorial service on Wednesday. Her other sister Rebecca, 25, who also suffered serious injuries in the incident and is still in a wheelchair, was present at the funeral.

Michelle claims that the family are very private and that Emma would have hated to be in the limelight, but passed on a copy of the poem to the Evening Star to ensure she is never forgotten.

In the poem she talks about how close the pair were and describes her as “thoughtful, caring and sensitive”.

A small crowd of about 50 family and friends attended Emma's funeral service in the North Chapel of Ipswich Crematorium. She was buried in the nearby Lawn Cemetery, and then around 300 people attended a memorial service at St John's Church in Cauldwell Hall Road.

The funeral of Kate, of Irlam Road, Ipswich, took place last week and saw almost 300 people turn up to pay their final respects.

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The accident happened just after midnight on February 21 when the three women were walking home after a night out.

Scott Nicholls, 20, of West Villa, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, is currently remanded in custody facing two charges of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle without insurance and driving while disqualified.

Police are asking anyone with information which would assist their investigation to call Pc Roy Dade at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Do you wish to pay tribute to any of the victims involved? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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