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MURDERED - Tributes to Ross on eve of funeral

MOVING tributes were paid to stabbing attack victim 17-year-old Ross Parker today as his family and friends prepared for his funeral tomorrow.

MOVING tributes were paid to stabbing attack victim 17-year-old Ross Parker today as his family and friends prepared for his funeral tomorrow.MOVING tributes were paid to stabbing attack victim 17-year-old Ross Parker today as his

family and friends prepared for his funeral tomorrow.

His older sister Leanne (22) has spoken out for the first time since Ross s death just over a month ago.

She told The Evening Telegraph: "Ross was an extremely well-loved character. I have fond memories of him being a joker and making everyone laugh."

Ross and Leanne worked together behind the bar when he started working at the Solstice in Northminster Road, Peterborough, in January.

Leanne, of Bozeat Way, Westwood, Peterborough, added: "Working together at the Solstice brought Ross and I so much closer together.

"I saw him mature and begin to grow into a fine young man, who I was proud to have as my little brother."

Ross was walking home from work in the early hours of Friday, September 21 with a female colleague, when he was killed on a cyclepath close to Bourges Boulevard.

Four city men have since appeared in court charged with murder.

Sarfraz Ali (24), of Harris Street, Ahmed Ali Awan (21), of Gladstone Street, Shaied Nazir (20), of Cromwell Road, and Ziaraff Mahrad (20), of Cromwell Road, have all been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on December 18.

A 14-year-old city boy was also arrested on suspicion of murder, but was later released on police bail after being quizzed by detectives.

Nick Carter, Ross s best friend since playschool, also paid tribute today.

He said: "Ross was a great friend, always having a cheeky smile, being a charmer with an easy-going personality.

"The thing that everyone remembers most about Ross is his cheeky grin.

"We will remember him, always smiling.

Leanne added: "We ve been so moved by the number of cards and flowers that we have received.

"We thank everyone who has been so supportive. It is incredible to see how many lives Ross had touched."

Friends and family are expected to pack Peterborough Crematorium, at Bretton, at 1pm tomorrow for his

funeral.

 

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