Mother's tribute to death crash son

TRIBUTES have been paid today to a 20-year-old Stowmarket motorist killed when his car crashed on the B1113 at Badley.

TRIBUTES have been paid today to a 20-year-old Stowmarket motorist killed when his car crashed on the B1113 at Badley.

Aiden Jones, of Stowmarket, was killed and five people were injured in a two-car collision near Stowmarket, just before midnight on Friday.

The trainee accountant was the driver of a blue Ford Focus. The driver of the other car, a silver Citroen C5 estate, suffered a broken leg and broken arm and was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

A passenger in the Citroen and another in the Focus were also taken to hospital with serious injuries. Two other passengers in the Mr Jones' car suffered minor injuries

Mr Jones' mother Jayne spoke of the family's devastation over their loss and the happy times they shared with her son.

She said: “Aiden was a very happy, kind, considerate young man, who had everything in life to look forward to, particularly his 21st birthday on May 26.

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“Aiden wanted to celebrate his 'coming of age' by going to his favourite restaurant with his family, and a table had already been booked for us all, before Aiden was so cruelly taken from us. As difficult as it will be, we will still go to the restaurant on his birthday and remember Aiden and celebrate the day he was born.

“Aiden was a true Blues supporter and never missed a home or away game with ITFC. He had been a season ticket holder for 14 years or more and had progressed to the North Stand and would have been there on Sunday, May 3 to see the final game of the season, and I'm sure he was cheering when Norwich were relegated.

“Aiden was also a full England Football team supporter and again travelled to all the games he could get tickets for, home and away. He recently followed England to France and Seville and had just received tickets to go to Holland in August with his friend.

“When Aiden was three years old, he was mascot for ITFC and walked out holding the hand of David Linighan, the captain when Ipswich played Millwall. They said he was the smallest tangerine they had ever had as he had to wear an orange strip.

“Aiden worked for Anglian Willhire, Ipswich, and had been with them for three years. He began training as an accountant with them and was one year into the training and had passed his exams.

“He loved working for Willhire and was very happy there and I believe they were very happy with him because on the morning he died, Aiden received a letter from the manager praising him for his performance and showing their gratitude for the hard work he did for them. Aiden was so happy, it's nice to be appreciated by your employers.

“On Easter Monday, we all enjoyed a fantastic family day together in Southwold. Aiden, his brother Steve and fianc� Olga - who are due to marry in six weeks time, his dad and I.

“Despite their ages, they were crabbing and pranking about - I felt as though I was walking with three big kids. It was great fun and a memory we will all treasure forever.

“We are devastated that Aiden was so suddenly taken from us, but we are thankful that his two friends with him survived and we wish them well for a speedy recovery.”

The driver of the Citroen, a 36-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.