Witness welcomes guilty plea

BARRY Lloyd witnessed the immediate aftermath of the horrific events of May 30 and today said of the man responsible: "I hope they throw away the key".

BARRY Lloyd witnessed the immediate aftermath of the horrific events of May 30 and today said of the man responsible: "I hope they throw away the key".

Along with his brother Danny, Mr Lloyd was one of the first people on the scene of the tragedy, which claimed the lives of Scott Towler and Dean Bloomfield. The pair are mechanics at Trinity Tyres in Fore Hamlet.

On hearing Zulfcar Ali had pleaded guilty to causing their deaths, he said: "I hope he never gets out, he deserves to stay in prison for the rest of his life.

"For driving off like he did shows no remorse. Anyone who had any feeling in their body would've stopped.


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"He should have pleaded guilty at the beginning his excuses sounded a bit desperate to me."

Although four months have now passed since the horrific accident, the memories are still as clear as ever for Mr Lloyd.

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The 29-year-old said: "Something like this affects your whole life and it's something I will never forget.

"I'll never forget the feeling of that afternoon, it was so silent and nobody wanted to talk to each other. Everyone was so devastated it was a disaster scene."

It was after hearing a car race past at high speed that Mr Lloyd and his brother raced towards the scene where they saw the two boys laying in the road with a girl sitting on the path head in hands.

The pair tried to comfort the girl but Mr Lloyd said he was in complete shock.

"You just don't know what to do in a situation like that I looked at the policeman and he was completely shocked. I thought afterwards I should have been doing this and I should have been doing that, but you just don't know what to do in a situation like that."

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