Braintree: Richard Wight's family believe he would be alive today if he went to police (From Gazette)
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Braintree: Richard Wight's family believe he would be alive today if he went to police
5:29pm Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Braintree
Richard Wight’s family believe he would be alive today if he had gone to the police with information about Alan Taylor's child abuse pictures.
His sister Margaret Derett and brother Ian Wight, issued a family statement after the hearing. They said: ”The media has promoted the perception that our brother was killed because of his behaviour towards Alan Taylor.
“However the inquest today has shown that the story was far more complicated.
“It is our belief that Richard would be alive today if he had gone to the police with the information he had.
“We can only speculate as to why he did not.
“Richard’s personal diaries reveal many statements about his life in Eagle Lane.
“It saddens us that Richard was unsuccessful in his attempts to move away and as a result lost his life.
“Richard’s death and the revelations which have followed have been devastating for all members of his family.
“His life started with much love and support but ended in circumstances which give us great distress.
“Finally we would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to DCI Hall and his team.”