Suffolk steel tragedy: Accident victim a “great dad”

THOMAS Hazelton was last night described as a “wonderful son, brother, father and uncle”.

He was killed on Friday along with his brother Daniel and friends Adam Taylor and Peter Johnson. The 26-year-old, of Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds, was father to Alfie and partner to Charlotte Oliver.

He was a keen fisherman and a former student of Thurston Community College.

Last night his brother Matthew paid tribute on behalf of the whole family, including mother Marilyn and father Bob.

He said: “Thomas is going to be greatly missed by us all. He was a keen carp fisherman and had caught carp up to a personal best of 31lb.


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“He loved his music and his Playstation. He was a great dad to baby Alfie and partner to Charlotte, whom he loved very much.”

Paying tribute to both Daniel and Thomas, nephew Jaiden added: “I really loved my uncles.

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“I liked playing and watching my uncle Dan play football and playing the Playstation with my uncle Tom. I’m going to really miss them.”

Family and friends left touching messages in tribute to Thomas on social networking website Facebook over the weekend.

His partner Charlotte said: “I will always love u baby xxx sleep tight xxx”.

Beth Oliver posted: ““You were such a wonderful dad, a proud partner and father and we are all going to miss you so much. Take care sweetheart, rest in peace.”

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