‘fine and hon­est per­son’

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Ms Gurr’s nephew Michael Gurr was also in court, and said he had played more of a role in help­ing his aunt in the fi­nal years of her life.

He ex­plained that she had worked as a code­breaker at Bletch­ley Park dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, which was fa­mous for crack­ing the Nazi’s Enigma codes.

She had a keen in­ter­est in cross­words and play­ing bridge, and had moved to Kent to work as a farm sec­re­tary af­ter the war, where she also en­joyed ge­neal­ogy and cook­ing.

In a state­ment read out in court Mr Gurr stated: “To re­ceive news of the ac­ci­dent while out of the coun­try was a par­tic­u­lar shock. I know she re­ally val­ued the friend­ship of Mr and Mrs Wadding­ton.

“For her to sus­tain in­juries while en­joy­ing their com­pany is tragic, It’s par­tic­u­larly sad that a fine and hon­est per­son should end her life in such a man­ner.”

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