Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Fiancee tells of devastation after Chris Thompson is found dead in Chantry Park

10:52 13 December 2012

Chris Thompson with his fiancee Liz Norman and her kids Ryan and Charlotte.

Chris Thompson with his fiancee Liz Norman and her kids Ryan and Charlotte.

Archant

IPSWICH: He was the love of my life, my world and my soul mate.

shares

The fiancée of Chris Thompson, found dead in Chantry Park on November 15, has today told of her devastation at losing her partner and soul mate.

Liz Norman told The Star she last spoke to the 35-year-old the weekend before his body was found, sparking a murder investigation.

“We split up in September, October time – he called me the weekend before he died wanting to get back together, but I wasn’t ready,” she said.

“It has broken my heart losing Chris. He was such a lovely guy.”

The couple, who met in January, lived with Miss Norman’s two children Charlotte, 15 and 13-year-old Ryan, in Lowestoft, becoming engaged in April.

“He was the love of my life, my world and my soul mate,” the 40-year-old carer added.

“He made me smile, we had our ups and downs but that is what love is all about.

“I wish we had sorted things out when he texted me, if we had he might still be here with us today. I am going to miss him so much.

“When he proposed he made me the happiest woman, I still wear the ring today.

“He was like a dad to my kids, he was so lovely with them both, he loved them to bits and they miss him so much, they are heartbroken

“He loved his family very much, he would do anything for anyone and his mum Lizzie was his world.”

Mr Thompson’s body was discovered by a dog walker in Chantry Park just after 6am on November 15.

A post-mortem examination revealed the unemployed ground worker died from strangulation and assault injuries.

Christopher Wilson, 33, and Deanna Stanton, 26, both of no fixed address, will appear at Ipswich Crown Court in February after being charged with Mr Thompson’s murder.

A 42-year-old man from Ipswich has been bailed until January 8. Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean adjourned the inquest into Mr Thompson’s death until the case goes to crown court.

n Pay your tribute to Chris Thompson – write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

Related articles

shares

0 comments

The travellers in Grange Farm, Kesgrave

A county councillor has said the provision for travellers in Suffolk is “100% untenable”.

Ambulance called to a crash in Essex.

A woman was freed from her car and taken to hospital after colliding with a lorry in Halstead.

A visualisation of the new high school at Moreton Hall.

Educationalists have welcomed the announcement that a west Suffolk-based trust has been put forward to sponsor a new high school in Bury St Edmunds.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train.

Rail passengers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough via Ely will face delays of more than an hour.

Police investigate the scene of an accident on the corner of Prospect Road and Bramford Road.

A young child is being treated for suspected head injuries after colliding with a car in Ipswich.

Brown bins are used for garden waste, but there could soon be a charge

Hundreds of thousands of Suffolk households could have to pay £50 a year if they want to continue to recycle their garden waste through the brown bin scheme.

Dancers Crystal Main and Bruce Lait

Professional dancer Crystal Main said her passion for her art has helped her to overcome the psychological trauma of 7/7.

Amber Rudd is pictured with L-R: Dee Gathorne-Hardy (senior ranger), Patrick Begg (programme director - Ickworth), Jonathan Rhodes (programme manager - Ickworth), Gill Dickinson (Good Energy), Stephanie Hall (project manager - National Trust) and Miranda Campbell (East of England environmental practices adviser - National Trust).

A new biomass boiler at Ickworth has been officially switched on by a Government minister as the National Trust announces a £30million investment in renewable energy to heat and power more of its estates.

Sudbury Cricket Club

A top satirist and fundraiser extraordinaire are among the latest names added to the squad of a charity cricket team visiting Suffolk at the end of July.

Front – Cllr Geoff Holdcroft (left) with NRG Theatres’ chief executive, Ray Anderson, watched by (back – left to right) with NRG Theatres’ artist director, Vince Rayner, Cllr Andy Smith and Suffolk Coastal’s Leader, Cllr Ray Herring.

Photo: Paul Nixon

Owners of a seaside theatre have extended the deadline for a consultation exercise to gain people’s views on how they would like to see the theatre develop.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages