Tributes paid to tragic Kyle

EMOTIONAL tributes have continued to pour in for an Ipswich teenager who plunged to his death in front of an oncoming freight train.

EMOTIONAL tributes have continued to pour in for an Ipswich teenager who plunged to his death in front of an oncoming freight train.

Kyle Lillington, who leapt from the bridge in Woodbridge Road, on Saturday, has been remembered by friends and family as a big-hearted 18-year-old who put others before himself.

Fresh floral tributes were again at the scene of his death yesterday after thieves are believed to have removed bouquets and messages at the weekend.

One handwritten letter said the 18-year-old, who attended Claydon High School and Stoke High School, would never be forgotten. Another simply read: “I hope you're in a better place now. Lots of love.”

Meanwhile, an increasing number of Kyle's loved-ones and old friends left messages on the Evening Star's website after getting news of his death.

Former school friend Matthew Ellis said: “When I first moved to Stoke High School Kyle was my first friend and treated my like he had known me all his life. When he moved school it hurt, but nowhere near as much as this. Even though I did not see him that much, he was like a brother. It's like a part of me is gone.

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“I will always miss you Kyle, thanks for being there and sorry I could not be there for you.”

Lorna Gerald said Kyle put others before himself even though he was dealing with his own issues.

“He has finally found the peace he so desperately wanted,” she added.

Jennie Bartlett's son Jacky also went to school with Kyle and often spent time at their family's home.

She recalled an evening when he visited with a kitten tucked in his jacket that he had found cowering under a car. “Knowing what a soft touch we are for animals he asked if I would like to take care of it,” she recalled. “A few years on now and we still have and love that cat. Thank you Kyle, you were the sweetest and dearest lad to know and we loved having you visit us.”

Did you know the Kyle? If you would like to pay tribute contact the news desk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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