Ipswich: Girlfriend of stabbing victim Russell Capon says ‘Life is empty without you’

Russell Capon

Russell Capon - Credit: Archant

Stabbing victim Russell Capon’s family today laid bare the depth of their loss after he was fatally wounded at a block of flats in Ipswich.

The 37-year-old is understood to have suffered the stab wounds which led to his death at the apartments in Saturn Road.

Although paramedics fought to save his life at the scene, Mr Capon, of Ramsgate Drive, Ipswich, was pronounced dead after being taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Ahead of his funeral tomorrow Mr Capon’s partner Vicki O’Connor summed up the despair she and his family feel in a poignant message to her late partner.

Miss O’Connor said: “Life is so empty without you. I miss you each second of every day.

“Not only were you my lover, my friend but also my soul mate and as you often told me some things are meant to be. Fate brought us together, but evil has torn us apart.”

Mr Capon’s funeral is due to take place at 2.15pm tomorrow at St.Augustine’s Church, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich. It will be followed by a private family cremation.

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Mr Capon’s family has said anyone wishing to join them for a celebration of his life should then go to St Clement’s social club. They have asked for family flowers only at the funeral. However, if desired, donations can be made in Mr Capon’s memory to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

A woman in her 50s was also treated at Ipswich Hospital for stab wounds to her legs following the incident which led to Mr Capon’s death, which occurred just before 3am on June 13. She was released later the same day.

Detectives arrested a man at the Saturn Road flats on suspicion of Mr Capon’s murder. The 37-year-old from Ipswich was taken to Suffolk Constabulary’s Martlesham police investigation centre.

However, during the course the day he was taken to Ipswich Hospital after feeling unwell in custody. He is currently being detained under the Mental Health Act and will be kept in custody at a secure mental health unit.

Police are still appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should telephone the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk major investigation team on 101 or Crimestoppers on Freephone 0800 555111.

If you would like to pay a tribute to Russell Capon, email starnews@archant.co.uk or write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.