Dad would be proud of how we’ve coped since his mur­der Daugh­ter tells of ‘void’ two years af­ter pub at­tack

Zoo pre­pares for tiger’s ar­rival

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ham Smith. Col­lec­tively, they faced “I’m also work­ing be­hind a bar more than 18 years be­hind bars for now and I know he would have been the bru­tal at­tack. happy about that.

Ge­or­gia, 18, said she will never “I think about him all the time for­give the pair for tak­ing the life of and I al­ways speak about him to all her only liv­ing par­ent, hav­ing my friends,who have been a great al­ready lost her mother to can­cer. sup­port.

Speak­ing to the Daily Post, she “I’ll be hav­ing a drink to toast ‘the said: “Since los­ing my dad, there best pool player in Abergele’, and I has been a real void in my life that will never for­get him.” can never be re­placed. Smith, of Sun­ray Av­enue,

“I never thought my fam­ily would Abergele, is cur­rently serv­ing a sen­ever have to deal with the grief of a tence of at least 16 years for murloved­der.onebe­ing­mur­dered.

“I will never for­give the peo­ple He was the part­ner of man­ager­ess who took him away.” Jones, of Lon y Gors, Pen­sarn, who

She added: “I know he would be was cleared of mur­der but sen­proud of me and the rest of the fam­tenced to two-and-a-half years for ily for the way we’ve coped. man­slaugh­ter. A NEW male Su­ma­tran tiger will be com­ing to Col­wyn Bay as the Welsh Moun­tain Zoo looks to breed the an­i­mals for the very first time.

The zoo has two Su­ma­tran tigers called Bryn and Kin­nara, aged 17 and three.

Kin­nara came to the zoo in Novem­ber 2013 from Krefeld Zoo in Ger­many while Bryn has been there for many years.

Bryn is a non-breed­ing male, and there are plans to mate Kin­nara later this year when a young male from Lon­don Zoo will be join­ing the en­clo­sure.

Jamie Tof­frey, mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer at the Welsh Moun­tain Zoo, said: “The Su­ma­tran tiger is listed as crit­i­cally en­dan­gered with less than 400 found in the wild.

“To sup­port a breed­ing pro­gramme and nur­ture a fam­ily here at the zoo is an in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive and ex­cit­ing prospect.”

Or­phaned: Ge­or­gia Black­ledge, 18, at her fa­ther’s grave. ‘I will never for­give the peo­ple who took him away,’ she said

The Welsh Moun­tain Zoo hopes its breed­ing pro­gramme will re­sult in Su­ma­tran tiger cubs like these born at Ch­ester Zoo ear­lier this year

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