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
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