‘Remember Lee for his beautiful life’
Father’s tribute to stabbing victim
THE family of the 26-year-old who was stabbed to death in High Wycombe have paid tribute to their ‘loving’ son.
Lee Gillespie, 26, of High Wycombe, was stabbed outside All Saints Church in Church Square, High Wycombe, at about 8.50pm on Saturday, August 22.
His heartbroken father Jimmy Gillespie has paid tribute to his son.
He said: “Lee’s family and I would like to thank the Wycombe community for their support throughout this difficult time in our lives. I think it’s fair to say that Lee was a better man than me. He was a kind, caring, loving, understanding and very helpful man. Lee was married with two young children. My son and I shared a strong bond and we loved being together. He did not deserve to die the way he did, which was so brutal.
“Yes I am angry and full of rage like any other father would be. I don’t want my son’s death to be in vain. I want Lee to be remembered for his beautiful life not how it was tragically ended.
“I would like to thank the public for remaining calm and I would ask that they continue to do so. This is not a time for rumours to be spread. If anyone has any information please pass onto the police investigation team so they can continue to do their work. The public support that my family and I have been shown is overwhelming and I would like to thank them for that. A site called SOSAD, which means save our sons and daughters, will be set up to be an organisation to campaign against knife crime.”
Police charged three people with the murder of Mr Gillespie.
Martin Stanislaus, aged 37, of Delta Grove, Northolt, Ealing, has been charged with one count of murder.
Leigh Burns, 37, of Willcott Road, Ealing, and Jodie Willis, 36, of The Mead, Beaconsfield, have been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder.
A 30-year-old man from Beaconsfield was also arrested for conspiracy to commit murder but was released on police bail until September 24 pending further enquiries.
TRAGIC: Father-of-two Lee Gillespie who was stabbed to death outside All Saints in High Wycombe