AS the parents of Richard Edward Bexhell, who died tragically in 2009, we would like to thank all the friends and strangers who sent cards, messages and gave hugs condoling our loss.
The hundreds who attended his funeral made us realise how many lives he had touched.
Our thanks are extended to the coroner, his clerk, members of the jury, police colleagues and those who attended his inquest.
His death has devastated our family but as a Christian family we believe he is in God’s care and we are sure Richard would wish us to go forward, supporting each other and keeping his brothers and sisters come through what has been a dreadful time.
He was our dearly loved eldest son, indeed the finest of men and the best of brothers.
MARY BEXHELL and RICHARD BEXHELL