Suffolk steel tragedy: Heartbroken partner’s tribute to accident victim

THE heartbroken partner of Daniel Hazelton last night paid a glowing tribute to her “soulmate” and “love of her life”.

Daniel, from Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds, was one of the four victims of Friday’s tragic accident in Great Yarmouth.

The 30-year-old was a very talented footballer and had a young son, Freddie, with his partner, Sam.

Last night Sam said: “How is it possible to put into words the effect that Daniel had on everyone he met?

“The messages and tributes received already from so many kind people is a good start but only touches on the wonderful person he was.

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“The word ‘soulmate’ sounds a touch cliche but so true, he was the love of my life and living without him is something that I will really struggle to do.

“But then there is Freddie our wonderful son who gives me so much strength and happiness at this time, still telling my that his daddy is a super hero and his best friend.

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“I know that telling Freddie about his daddy will be very hard but hope that I can do justice to the memory of such an amazing man that I am proud to have known and loved.”

Brother Matthew, speaking on behalf of Daniel’s family – including mother, Marilyn, and father, Bob – said: “Daniel is going to be greatly missed by all of us.

“He was an excellent footballer, having played for both Colchester United youths and Norwich City youths as a junior.

“When released he came to play for Stanton where he played for the next 10 years before going to play for Walsham-le-Willows for the next three seasons.”

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