Friday, 11 January 2008

More bad news

Things go from bad to worse.
Yesterday we were informed that the young man who had been attacked on New Years Eve had lost his fight for life. His family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support system.
We offer our condolences to the family, this must be a dreadful experience for them and our hearts go out to them.
Further charges are now expected to be brought but we can only appeal for calm and a resistance to the urge to retaliate. This incident has brought misery and heartache to too many people and we would not like to see that suffering extended. The law must be allowed to take its course.
Yesterday we also learnt that a very good friend of ours who was also a branch member was found dead in his flat. We last saw him on the day before Christmas Eve but attempts to contact him since then had been unsuccessful. We learnt of his death and left a message on his phone asking his brother to contact us which he did last night. It seems he had also been trying to contact him and eventually gained entry to the apartment where he found his brothers body. It appears that a tragic accident occurred which has robbed us of a good friend and an enthusiastic member.
He will be sadly missed.