Lowestoft reflects on deaths of mother and her children

Staff at Lowestoft's Tesco store observe the minutes silence in memory of Fiona Anderson and her chi

Staff at Lowestoft's Tesco store observe the minutes silence in memory of Fiona Anderson and her children. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft fell silent this morning as people in the town paid their own personal tributes to the mother and her three children whose deaths have shocked the community.

Residents paused to reflect on the tragic circumstances surrounding the deaths of Fiona Anderson, 23, and her children Levina, Addy and Kyden, who all died a week ago yesterday. Today's minute silence at 8am had been called for by church leaders in the town.

At the Tesco store in London Road North, staff and customers all observed the one-minute silence.

Just before 8am, poignant tributes were paid as the staff members stopped work and joined customers in bowing their heads to remember Miss Anderson and her children.

The message over the tannoy said it all – as the one-minute silence was held 'to remember those precious lives lost in the tragedy which unfolded in our town last week.'

And in the road Miss Anderson lived in, London Road South, police officers stopped traffic close to the junction of Grosvenor Road and held a one-minute silence as people paid their respects.

A similar one-minute silence was observed by staff and officers at Lowestoft police station.

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And while the cuddly toys, gifts, messages and flowers had been removed on Sunday night by police from the family home, further floral tributes and messages were still being left at the Battery Green multi-storey car park off Gordon Road, Lowestoft, where Miss Anderson died after falling more than 40ft from it last week.

After she was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.35am, police went to her home and found the bodies of Levina, aged three, Addy, two, and 11-month-old Kyden.

A post mortem-examination showed Miss Anderson had suffered severe injuries, while further tests are needed to determine how her children died.

Police have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Yesterday's minute's silence follows a lantern release in memory of Miss Anderson and her children on Friday night on Lowestoft seafront which was attended by hundreds of people.

Anyone with information about the deaths should call Suffolk police on 101.

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