Former folk star's daughter killed

THE victim of a caravan park killing was the daughter of a well-known 1970s folk/pop star, it has emerged.The father of 41-year-old Lisa Sullivan, who was found strangled to death at Martello Caravan Park in Walton on the Naze, was Lennie Peters, one of the duo Peters and Lee.

THE victim of a caravan park killing was the daughter of a well-known 1970s folk/pop star, it has emerged.

The father of 41-year-old Lisa Sullivan, who was found strangled to death at Martello Caravan Park in Walton on the Naze, was Lennie Peters, one of the duo Peters and Lee.

Peters and Lee made their name after appearing on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.

Pianist Lennie, who died in 1992, was blinded in one eye when he was a teenager. In a separate accident he was blinded in the other.


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The pair had hits with Welcome Home, their only number one, By Your Side, Don't Stay Away Too Long, Rainbow, and Hey Mr Music Man.

It was rumoured that Lennie's early career was encouraged by the Kray Twins.

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Ms Sullivan's children, Reggie, two, Austin, four and George, 11, were on holiday with her when she was killed earlier this month.

Emergency services were called to the caravan park at about noon on Wednesday August 3 after one of her sons ran to a nearby shop saying he could not wake his mother.

One of Ms Sullivan's relatives, Paul Sullivan, paid tribute to her on behalf of all the family.

He said: "Lisa was a loving mother to her three boys and this is a very sad time for all of us.

"She will be sadly missed by myself and her mother, Sylvia."

A resident at the caravan park said Ms Sullivan, of Scott Avenue, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, had been staying at the site for about five weeks.

"She was a good looking girl," she added.

n Terry Game, 33, of Stanstead Abbotts, appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court earlier this month charged with Ms Sullivan's murder.

He has been remanded in custody.

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