Crash girls were 300m from home

IT was a night filled with fun and laughter at a Soul night that ended in horror.

IT was a night filled with fun and laughter at a Soul night that ended in horror.

The three girls were among the 240 people who went to the Suffolk Soul Night that evening which was held at the St Clements Sports and Social Club.

At around midnight they were walking the short distance back home to Foxhall Road when tragedy struck.

It is believed they were just 300 metres from where the Harold family lived when they were hit by the car.

One of the last people to see the three girls before the horrific accident was Clare Blackett and a friend who had a brief chat with them as they left the social club.

Ms Blackett, who left a message on The Evening Star's website, said it was clear the girls had been having a great evening together.

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She said: “We did not know the three girls personally but spoke to them briefly just before they turned into Foxhall Road from St Clements.

“They were so full of fun taking pictures of one another and had obviously has a good night.

“Our hearts go out to their families for such a tragic loss of such young spirited lives. All our love.”

The highly popular members-only Suffolk Soul Nights attract plenty of people who attend the sell-out gigs held regularly across the region. It is believed one of the girls could have been a member.

Bill Barker, a steward at the club, said: “Everyone was having a good time. There were lots of ladies in and they all seemed to enjoy it.”

Tony Mills, one of the organisers of Suffolk soul nights, said: “We feel it is so wrong and so tragic.

“Our thoughts and feelings are with the families of the girls, we are thinking about everybody involved.”