Friends and teachers pay tribute after death of Bromley College student Sasha Steadman

Sasha Steadman, who was known as Sasha, died last week of a suspected drug overdose.

Sasha Steadman, who was known as Sasha, died last week of a suspected drug overdose.

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TRIBUTES have been paid by friends and teachers of Bromley College student Sasha Steadman, who died last week from a suspected drug overdose.

Sasha died at her home in Upper Park Road, Bromley, last Tuesday.

The teenager was studying art and design at the Orpington campus of Bromley College.

In tributes left on Facebook she is described as a "an amazing person " who "always had such a beautiful smile".

Leon Hopcraft said: "Rest in perfect peace lil cousin, will never forget the good and bad times we have shared together also your fantastic laugh which will be missed by many people!

"You're in a better place now so sleep tight, Love You Millions See You Soon."

Becky Nicolson added: "Sasha, can't believe what's happened, you was and are a truly lovely girl, always had such a beautiful smile! Will never forget you!

"Going to miss you so much, love you lots. Sweet dreams hunny."

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A shrine has been set up outside Sasha's home.

Ellen Griffiths said: "Sasha I can't believe you're gone - you literally had the best smile and you were just an amazing person."

Gabriel Meurer Wilde said: "No one ever had a single bad word to say about you and you were nothing but a joy to be around. The brightest candle often burns the quickest.

"You will be missed greatly Sasha and it’s a shame your time came so quickly but I'm thankful for the positive impact you made in the world. God bless you."

Bromley College Principal Sam Parrett told News Shopper: "Bromley College staff and students were very saddened to hear the news and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

"Sasha joined the College in September last year enrolling on a BTEC Art and Design course. She was a popular and talented student.

"Counselling support has been offered to the staff and students who knew her."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 4.56pm on January 28 to an incident at an address in Upper Park Road.

"We sent a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew and a duty officer to the scene.

"Sadly one person, a girl reported to be 16, was dead at the scene."

Did you know Sasha? Leave your tributes below.

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11:22pm Mon 3 Feb 14

mouthalmighty says...

This is so sad. Don't have a go at the youngsters involved with drugs, its the dealers who befriend them.

Rest in peace sasha.
This is so sad. Don't have a go at the youngsters involved with drugs, its the dealers who befriend them. Rest in peace sasha. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 7

5:09am Tue 4 Feb 14

Techvedic says...

Good and evils are part of this earthly creature. According to one's perception and vision, he/she makes use of these characters to shape his/her life. Sasha too was bestowed with these, though the cause of death, as said, reveals that she went wrong somewhere, however her natural persona had the charming attributes, which friends will never forget. (Editor, Techvedic)
Good and evils are part of this earthly creature. According to one's perception and vision, he/she makes use of these characters to shape his/her life. Sasha too was bestowed with these, though the cause of death, as said, reveals that she went wrong somewhere, however her natural persona had the charming attributes, which friends will never forget. (Editor, Techvedic) Techvedic
  • Score: -15

9:21am Tue 4 Feb 14

fedup76 says...

Tragic waste of a young life... why do these kids think its big and clever to get involved in drugs!?!?

RIP pretty girl x
Tragic waste of a young life... why do these kids think its big and clever to get involved in drugs!?!? RIP pretty girl x fedup76
  • Score: 13

3:21pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Misss.shaw says...

to these three people that have not left the nicest of comments, i would like to say as one of the big sisters of Sasha Steadman you have no idea who she was she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never! . she was a bright and smart girl who let life get her down, and its comments like that, that make people do horrible things comments like that that make a beautiful honest child turn into child that hates life before living it. spread your negative comments and rumours about my little sister she was as normal as the rest of the 16 year olds no one in the family expected so what when its your little sister or your baby girl or boy that went through this tragic thing .... Would it still not be news??? does it make you feel good by posting that she 'should have left off the drugs and would still be alive today.' to a young girl who fell off the right path because people and comments like that got her down, do you know realise the children of today are growing up in a world with such sadness and lack of faith and ambition to be someone better in life??? TEMPTATION that’s why children young adults turn to drugs not because they are not clever not because they think it’s big but the TEMPTATION for them for couple of minutes that drug isn’t the worst thing... That drug is the only thing to offer is a BRAKE from it all....from judgmental people!!

so please carry on your comments because your making the world a worst place a place where people don’t wanna seek for help because they will be looked down upon carry on those comments because everyone needs to be knocked down instead of looked after, carry on them comments because your soon realise its these things are all around you these situations are there in front of you TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST EVERYONE THINKS THEY ARE TO BIG AND CLEVER TO REALISE WHATS GOING ON RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSES AS IT IS EASY TO JUDGE AND BE DISAPOINTED AND TURN YOUR NOSE UP AT SOMEONE WHO NEED A HELPING HAND.

AS A FAMILY WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU KEPT YOUR UN-NEEDED COMMENTS TO YOURSELF AS IT IS A VERY TOUGH TIME WE HAVE LOST A DAUGHTER A SISTER A COUSIN A YOUNG ADULT WITH THE POTENTIAL OF SOMETHING GREAT

Sasha Steadman i and everyone who loved you will miss you and you have left your footprint on this world, and as a family we will insure you live on a shine as you did when you were here, to my beautiful little sister you rest in peace and wait for me because next time we meet in that special place, i can promise you i will not leave your side as we will strive through the worst of times together like it should of this time. i am so sorry to see you go it was way to soon but your story will save people will touch peoples hearts and make this world a little better, rest in peace my sunshine i will be watching the sky for your bright star.

R.I.P YOU BEAUTIFUL THING MY LITTLE SISTER - lost in a cruel world but NEVER forgotten i miss you already.
to these three people that have not left the nicest of comments, i would like to say as one of the big sisters of Sasha Steadman you have no idea who she was she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never! . she was a bright and smart girl who let life get her down, and its comments like that, that make people do horrible things comments like that that make a beautiful honest child turn into child that hates life before living it. spread your negative comments and rumours about my little sister she was as normal as the rest of the 16 year olds no one in the family expected so what when its your little sister or your baby girl or boy that went through this tragic thing .... Would it still not be news??? does it make you feel good by posting that she 'should have left off the drugs and would still be alive today.' to a young girl who fell off the right path because people and comments like that got her down, do you know realise the children of today are growing up in a world with such sadness and lack of faith and ambition to be someone better in life??? TEMPTATION that’s why children young adults turn to drugs not because they are not clever not because they think it’s big but the TEMPTATION for them for couple of minutes that drug isn’t the worst thing... That drug is the only thing to offer is a BRAKE from it all....from judgmental people!! so please carry on your comments because your making the world a worst place a place where people don’t wanna seek for help because they will be looked down upon carry on those comments because everyone needs to be knocked down instead of looked after, carry on them comments because your soon realise its these things are all around you these situations are there in front of you TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST EVERYONE THINKS THEY ARE TO BIG AND CLEVER TO REALISE WHATS GOING ON RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSES AS IT IS EASY TO JUDGE AND BE DISAPOINTED AND TURN YOUR NOSE UP AT SOMEONE WHO NEED A HELPING HAND. AS A FAMILY WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU KEPT YOUR UN-NEEDED COMMENTS TO YOURSELF AS IT IS A VERY TOUGH TIME WE HAVE LOST A DAUGHTER A SISTER A COUSIN A YOUNG ADULT WITH THE POTENTIAL OF SOMETHING GREAT Sasha Steadman i and everyone who loved you will miss you and you have left your footprint on this world, and as a family we will insure you live on a shine as you did when you were here, to my beautiful little sister you rest in peace and wait for me because next time we meet in that special place, i can promise you i will not leave your side as we will strive through the worst of times together like it should of this time. i am so sorry to see you go it was way to soon but your story will save people will touch peoples hearts and make this world a little better, rest in peace my sunshine i will be watching the sky for your bright star. R.I.P YOU BEAUTIFUL THING MY LITTLE SISTER - lost in a cruel world but NEVER forgotten i miss you already. Misss.shaw
  • Score: 23

4:32pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Danraw says...

R.i.p sasha..you will be truely missed by all.my thoughts are with your family and friends at this very sad time.x r.i.p
R.i.p sasha..you will be truely missed by all.my thoughts are with your family and friends at this very sad time.x r.i.p Danraw
  • Score: 10

8:29pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Josharp007 says...

RIP Sacha... Love and thoughts to you and your family at this time. You were a lovely girl that I had the pleasure of meeting. God bless you xx
RIP Sacha... Love and thoughts to you and your family at this time. You were a lovely girl that I had the pleasure of meeting. God bless you xx Josharp007
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Tue 4 Feb 14

stewart 7 7 says...

Such a shame that cowards can hide behind tags, and run down the life of a young beautiful and talented girl, is this a reflection of the town we are living in . Is Bromley any different than any other town or city in Britain , sadly we have found ourselves surrounded by those who think news is running down someone such as Sasha, news is taking someone's grief , and making it public knowledge , and as we have seen on this very site , allow it then , to be ridiculed. This tragic loss of life should receive, and command respect , when newspaper do not have all the facts , they should not just publish half truths, and the law protect them , what ever happened to protecting the innocent . Family members, in these situations would not have involved the press, friends would not have contacted the press , so this just leave those who obviously have never lost a loved one, or have never been loved , or who motives in life are money , greed , hate, envy, ****, , if i leave this comment with a prayer for these greedy , hateful , envious, lonely and troubled individuals, i pray that you never have to watch your child die in your arms, and feel absolutely helpless, or hear a knock on the door in the early hours , to be told your grandaughter died at a friends party , because someone passed a drug into her drink, or that anyone you know and love , is in the wrong place , at the wrong time. AMEN. We should all , and this include the press , respect a family's grief, respect true friends paying tribute , to their lost school mate , respect neighbours dealing with this tragedy , and not just chase down a story , and trample over families and friends who are already in pain and overwhelmed in sorrow
Such a shame that cowards can hide behind tags, and run down the life of a young beautiful and talented girl, is this a reflection of the town we are living in . Is Bromley any different than any other town or city in Britain , sadly we have found ourselves surrounded by those who think news is running down someone such as Sasha, news is taking someone's grief , and making it public knowledge , and as we have seen on this very site , allow it then , to be ridiculed. This tragic loss of life should receive, and command respect , when newspaper do not have all the facts , they should not just publish half truths, and the law protect them , what ever happened to protecting the innocent . Family members, in these situations would not have involved the press, friends would not have contacted the press , so this just leave those who obviously have never lost a loved one, or have never been loved , or who motives in life are money , greed , hate, envy, ****, , if i leave this comment with a prayer for these greedy , hateful , envious, lonely and troubled individuals, i pray that you never have to watch your child die in your arms, and feel absolutely helpless, or hear a knock on the door in the early hours , to be told your grandaughter died at a friends party , because someone passed a drug into her drink, or that anyone you know and love , is in the wrong place , at the wrong time. AMEN. We should all , and this include the press , respect a family's grief, respect true friends paying tribute , to their lost school mate , respect neighbours dealing with this tragedy , and not just chase down a story , and trample over families and friends who are already in pain and overwhelmed in sorrow stewart 7 7
  • Score: 6

10:02pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Please don't rise to the bait of certain morons who post on here. Most of them are brain dead trolls.

My condolences to the family and friends of this young lady.

RIP Sasha.
Please don't rise to the bait of certain morons who post on here. Most of them are brain dead trolls. My condolences to the family and friends of this young lady. RIP Sasha. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -29

10:55pm Tue 4 Feb 14

xmichellex says...

stewart 7 7 wrote:
Such a shame that cowards can hide behind tags, and run down the life of a young beautiful and talented girl, is this a reflection of the town we are living in . Is Bromley any different than any other town or city in Britain , sadly we have found ourselves surrounded by those who think news is running down someone such as Sasha, news is taking someone's grief , and making it public knowledge , and as we have seen on this very site , allow it then , to be ridiculed. This tragic loss of life should receive, and command respect , when newspaper do not have all the facts , they should not just publish half truths, and the law protect them , what ever happened to protecting the innocent . Family members, in these situations would not have involved the press, friends would not have contacted the press , so this just leave those who obviously have never lost a loved one, or have never been loved , or who motives in life are money , greed , hate, envy, ****, , if i leave this comment with a prayer for these greedy , hateful , envious, lonely and troubled individuals, i pray that you never have to watch your child die in your arms, and feel absolutely helpless, or hear a knock on the door in the early hours , to be told your grandaughter died at a friends party , because someone passed a drug into her drink, or that anyone you know and love , is in the wrong place , at the wrong time. AMEN. We should all , and this include the press , respect a family's grief, respect true friends paying tribute , to their lost school mate , respect neighbours dealing with this tragedy , and not just chase down a story , and trample over families and friends who are already in pain and overwhelmed in sorrow
stew we all behind u guys no matter what the person is not a person but lower than scum they got no idear what good people u are ignore them there a waste of typin time
[quote][p][bold]stewart 7 7[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that cowards can hide behind tags, and run down the life of a young beautiful and talented girl, is this a reflection of the town we are living in . Is Bromley any different than any other town or city in Britain , sadly we have found ourselves surrounded by those who think news is running down someone such as Sasha, news is taking someone's grief , and making it public knowledge , and as we have seen on this very site , allow it then , to be ridiculed. This tragic loss of life should receive, and command respect , when newspaper do not have all the facts , they should not just publish half truths, and the law protect them , what ever happened to protecting the innocent . Family members, in these situations would not have involved the press, friends would not have contacted the press , so this just leave those who obviously have never lost a loved one, or have never been loved , or who motives in life are money , greed , hate, envy, ****, , if i leave this comment with a prayer for these greedy , hateful , envious, lonely and troubled individuals, i pray that you never have to watch your child die in your arms, and feel absolutely helpless, or hear a knock on the door in the early hours , to be told your grandaughter died at a friends party , because someone passed a drug into her drink, or that anyone you know and love , is in the wrong place , at the wrong time. AMEN. We should all , and this include the press , respect a family's grief, respect true friends paying tribute , to their lost school mate , respect neighbours dealing with this tragedy , and not just chase down a story , and trample over families and friends who are already in pain and overwhelmed in sorrow[/p][/quote]stew we all behind u guys no matter what the person is not a person but lower than scum they got no idear what good people u are ignore them there a waste of typin time xmichellex
  • Score: -1

11:01pm Tue 4 Feb 14

bromleybird16 says...

For those who have posted kind and thoughtful comments, I thank you. I and the rest of my family, along with Sasha's many friends, are going through absolute hell at the moment. We knew the real Sasha who was not some junkie kid - was not "into drugs" or a regular user. She was a lovely, beautiful young girl who found life hard to cope with. for those of you who have made false, ignorant and heartless comments - "do one". To quote a well known phrase "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". Most of all, get your facts straight. This might be you one day and it will serve you right if people treat you the way you have treated us.
For those who have posted kind and thoughtful comments, I thank you. I and the rest of my family, along with Sasha's many friends, are going through absolute hell at the moment. We knew the real Sasha who was not some junkie kid - was not "into drugs" or a regular user. She was a lovely, beautiful young girl who found life hard to cope with. for those of you who have made false, ignorant and heartless comments - "do one". To quote a well known phrase "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". Most of all, get your facts straight. This might be you one day and it will serve you right if people treat you the way you have treated us. bromleybird16
  • Score: 4

11:08pm Tue 4 Feb 14

bromleybird16 says...

To call these cretins "morons" is being polite. They didn't know Sasha. they didn't know what a lovely person she was, You don't understand the overwhelming grief and shock her family is feeling. Do they really think it helps us to see crap like this. You don't know what you're talking about so keep your crass comments to yourself. Ignorance of the facts is no excuse for what you have done - you don't know the facts so, if you can't think of something to say that could help the family and friends with their grief, then I suggest you "do one".
To call these cretins "morons" is being polite. They didn't know Sasha. they didn't know what a lovely person she was, You don't understand the overwhelming grief and shock her family is feeling. Do they really think it helps us to see crap like this. You don't know what you're talking about so keep your crass comments to yourself. Ignorance of the facts is no excuse for what you have done - you don't know the facts so, if you can't think of something to say that could help the family and friends with their grief, then I suggest you "do one". bromleybird16
  • Score: -1

9:11am Wed 5 Feb 14

Misss.shaw says...

stewart 7 7 wrote:
Such a shame that cowards can hide behind tags, and run down the life of a young beautiful and talented girl, is this a reflection of the town we are living in . Is Bromley any different than any other town or city in Britain , sadly we have found ourselves surrounded by those who think news is running down someone such as Sasha, news is taking someone's grief , and making it public knowledge , and as we have seen on this very site , allow it then , to be ridiculed. This tragic loss of life should receive, and command respect , when newspaper do not have all the facts , they should not just publish half truths, and the law protect them , what ever happened to protecting the innocent . Family members, in these situations would not have involved the press, friends would not have contacted the press , so this just leave those who obviously have never lost a loved one, or have never been loved , or who motives in life are money , greed , hate, envy, ****, , if i leave this comment with a prayer for these greedy , hateful , envious, lonely and troubled individuals, i pray that you never have to watch your child die in your arms, and feel absolutely helpless, or hear a knock on the door in the early hours , to be told your grandaughter died at a friends party , because someone passed a drug into her drink, or that anyone you know and love , is in the wrong place , at the wrong time. AMEN. We should all , and this include the press , respect a family's grief, respect true friends paying tribute , to their lost school mate , respect neighbours dealing with this tragedy , and not just chase down a story , and trample over families and friends who are already in pain and overwhelmed in sorrow
beautiful :)
[quote][p][bold]stewart 7 7[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that cowards can hide behind tags, and run down the life of a young beautiful and talented girl, is this a reflection of the town we are living in . Is Bromley any different than any other town or city in Britain , sadly we have found ourselves surrounded by those who think news is running down someone such as Sasha, news is taking someone's grief , and making it public knowledge , and as we have seen on this very site , allow it then , to be ridiculed. This tragic loss of life should receive, and command respect , when newspaper do not have all the facts , they should not just publish half truths, and the law protect them , what ever happened to protecting the innocent . Family members, in these situations would not have involved the press, friends would not have contacted the press , so this just leave those who obviously have never lost a loved one, or have never been loved , or who motives in life are money , greed , hate, envy, ****, , if i leave this comment with a prayer for these greedy , hateful , envious, lonely and troubled individuals, i pray that you never have to watch your child die in your arms, and feel absolutely helpless, or hear a knock on the door in the early hours , to be told your grandaughter died at a friends party , because someone passed a drug into her drink, or that anyone you know and love , is in the wrong place , at the wrong time. AMEN. We should all , and this include the press , respect a family's grief, respect true friends paying tribute , to their lost school mate , respect neighbours dealing with this tragedy , and not just chase down a story , and trample over families and friends who are already in pain and overwhelmed in sorrow[/p][/quote]beautiful :) Misss.shaw
  • Score: -3

12:51pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Gavinp says...

So so sorry for your loss RIP

What drugs was it?
So so sorry for your loss RIP What drugs was it? Gavinp
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Togetherforeverandalways says...

Rest in peace beautiful❤️
Even though we're not as close but its horrific that someone who shared good moments with throughout secondary school is gone. It's such a suprise, actually shocking that your gone. Least person to expect this to happen to.
Was just here thinking when were older and come back for some kind of school reunion you would be there with Deborah, Rere and Sadie looking back on the days when we did silly things. The days of us chilling by the heater in the hall way trying to be warm in the winter. The days when i look through your sketch book when I had no lesson thinking wow, I wish I was talented like you! School dance moments, keep seeing your face smiling and laughing while dancing along with Sadie. Those care free days, your were soo happy.
So many more good moments and memory's you had with everyone.
I just wished that someone was there who could of stop this from happen.
Anything which would of kept you alive.
I'll miss you in reality but you will forever be in everyone hearts and mind.
Hope your at peace now
Sleep tight angel!
Rest in peace beautiful❤️ Even though we're not as close but its horrific that someone who shared good moments with throughout secondary school is gone. It's such a suprise, actually shocking that your gone. Least person to expect this to happen to. Was just here thinking when were older and come back for some kind of school reunion you would be there with Deborah, Rere and Sadie looking back on the days when we did silly things. The days of us chilling by the heater in the hall way trying to be warm in the winter. The days when i look through your sketch book when I had no lesson thinking wow, I wish I was talented like you! School dance moments, keep seeing your face smiling and laughing while dancing along with Sadie. Those care free days, your were soo happy. So many more good moments and memory's you had with everyone. I just wished that someone was there who could of stop this from happen. Anything which would of kept you alive. I'll miss you in reality but you will forever be in everyone hearts and mind. Hope your at peace now Sleep tight angel! Togetherforeverandalways
  • Score: -4

8:32pm Wed 5 Feb 14

CameronRay-fyfe says...

i was one of her closest friends and I am absolutely furious with the disrespectful comments and the article in general, sasha was never fond of attention and would not have wanted everyone to know about her problems, and whats worse is the people who have treated sasha badly in school decide that its appropriate to post how close they were on her social networking pages, its not okay.
i was one of her closest friends and I am absolutely furious with the disrespectful comments and the article in general, sasha was never fond of attention and would not have wanted everyone to know about her problems, and whats worse is the people who have treated sasha badly in school decide that its appropriate to post how close they were on her social networking pages, its not okay. CameronRay-fyfe
  • Score: -4

9:16pm Wed 5 Feb 14

stewart 7 7 says...

I'm so glad the new shopper have chosen to remove the offensive comments from this page, have they suddenly grown a conscience, or , the fact they realized , tributes mean , from the Latin, TRIBULUM ; IS WEALTH ONE PARTY GIVE TO ANOTHER , AS A SIGN OF RESPECT. and the fact , that those comments in no way payed respect to the death of dearest Sasha , it's a pity they themselves could not have taken the lead , and shown more respect to the family , and friends , and not used this tragedy as front page news . Where is that showing respect, i thought respect , meant honoring someones wishes , acknowledging others feeling first , considering others first. Somehow I'm struggling to see where you have shown any respect to Sasha's family and to this young girls life, is a story ,just a story , a means to sell your paper , because that's what it looks like. We now have to contend with a procession of journalists believing that they too have some sort of right to invade the lives of a family in grief, or as we fear , people who have no respect at all, but simply desire to feed their own morbid curiousity , As a local paper i would have thought you would have asked the family first , given them respect , allowed them time to grieve , and not set the hounds of journalist , baying for gossip based half truths , i hope and pray that Patrick Grafton can sleep easier tonight knowing that he is responsible for more pain , more tears , more distress , more heartache , more distrust, and a flood of totally inconsiderate people, preventing Sasha's friends from paying true respect to her memory at her home .
I'm so glad the new shopper have chosen to remove the offensive comments from this page, have they suddenly grown a conscience, or , the fact they realized , tributes mean , from the Latin, TRIBULUM ; IS WEALTH ONE PARTY GIVE TO ANOTHER , AS A SIGN OF RESPECT. and the fact , that those comments in no way payed respect to the death of dearest Sasha , it's a pity they themselves could not have taken the lead , and shown more respect to the family , and friends , and not used this tragedy as front page news . Where is that showing respect, i thought respect , meant honoring someones wishes , acknowledging others feeling first , considering others first. Somehow I'm struggling to see where you have shown any respect to Sasha's family and to this young girls life, is a story ,just a story , a means to sell your paper , because that's what it looks like. We now have to contend with a procession of journalists believing that they too have some sort of right to invade the lives of a family in grief, or as we fear , people who have no respect at all, but simply desire to feed their own morbid curiousity , As a local paper i would have thought you would have asked the family first , given them respect , allowed them time to grieve , and not set the hounds of journalist , baying for gossip based half truths , i hope and pray that Patrick Grafton can sleep easier tonight knowing that he is responsible for more pain , more tears , more distress , more heartache , more distrust, and a flood of totally inconsiderate people, preventing Sasha's friends from paying true respect to her memory at her home . stewart 7 7
  • Score: -6

10:29am Thu 6 Feb 14

the wall says...

stewart 7 7 wrote:
I'm so glad the new shopper have chosen to remove the offensive comments from this page, have they suddenly grown a conscience, or , the fact they realized , tributes mean , from the Latin, TRIBULUM ; IS WEALTH ONE PARTY GIVE TO ANOTHER , AS A SIGN OF RESPECT. and the fact , that those comments in no way payed respect to the death of dearest Sasha , it's a pity they themselves could not have taken the lead , and shown more respect to the family , and friends , and not used this tragedy as front page news . Where is that showing respect, i thought respect , meant honoring someones wishes , acknowledging others feeling first , considering others first. Somehow I'm struggling to see where you have shown any respect to Sasha's family and to this young girls life, is a story ,just a story , a means to sell your paper , because that's what it looks like. We now have to contend with a procession of journalists believing that they too have some sort of right to invade the lives of a family in grief, or as we fear , people who have no respect at all, but simply desire to feed their own morbid curiousity , As a local paper i would have thought you would have asked the family first , given them respect , allowed them time to grieve , and not set the hounds of journalist , baying for gossip based half truths , i hope and pray that Patrick Grafton can sleep easier tonight knowing that he is responsible for more pain , more tears , more distress , more heartache , more distrust, and a flood of totally inconsiderate people, preventing Sasha's friends from paying true respect to her memory at her home .
Let it go pal, I understand you want to hit out because of the pain you're going through, but I could pick so many holes in your comment. Negative grieving will eat you up.
[quote][p][bold]stewart 7 7[/bold] wrote: I'm so glad the new shopper have chosen to remove the offensive comments from this page, have they suddenly grown a conscience, or , the fact they realized , tributes mean , from the Latin, TRIBULUM ; IS WEALTH ONE PARTY GIVE TO ANOTHER , AS A SIGN OF RESPECT. and the fact , that those comments in no way payed respect to the death of dearest Sasha , it's a pity they themselves could not have taken the lead , and shown more respect to the family , and friends , and not used this tragedy as front page news . Where is that showing respect, i thought respect , meant honoring someones wishes , acknowledging others feeling first , considering others first. Somehow I'm struggling to see where you have shown any respect to Sasha's family and to this young girls life, is a story ,just a story , a means to sell your paper , because that's what it looks like. We now have to contend with a procession of journalists believing that they too have some sort of right to invade the lives of a family in grief, or as we fear , people who have no respect at all, but simply desire to feed their own morbid curiousity , As a local paper i would have thought you would have asked the family first , given them respect , allowed them time to grieve , and not set the hounds of journalist , baying for gossip based half truths , i hope and pray that Patrick Grafton can sleep easier tonight knowing that he is responsible for more pain , more tears , more distress , more heartache , more distrust, and a flood of totally inconsiderate people, preventing Sasha's friends from paying true respect to her memory at her home .[/p][/quote]Let it go pal, I understand you want to hit out because of the pain you're going through, but I could pick so many holes in your comment. Negative grieving will eat you up. the wall
  • Score: -42

2:30pm Thu 6 Feb 14

DebbieP44 says...

Sasha was my neighbour and was a lovely girl. Both me and my son knew her for 10 years. My son went to the same primary school as her and they were in the same class. They spent many a day outside playing in the back garden. It only seems like yesterday that she was knocking on my door asking if my son was coming out to play. Still cant believe that she is no longer with us. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
R.I.P Sasha
Sasha was my neighbour and was a lovely girl. Both me and my son knew her for 10 years. My son went to the same primary school as her and they were in the same class. They spent many a day outside playing in the back garden. It only seems like yesterday that she was knocking on my door asking if my son was coming out to play. Still cant believe that she is no longer with us. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. R.I.P Sasha DebbieP44
  • Score: -6

9:46pm Fri 7 Feb 14

reasonable75 says...

CameronRay-fyfe wrote:
i was one of her closest friends and I am absolutely furious with the disrespectful comments and the article in general, sasha was never fond of attention and would not have wanted everyone to know about her problems, and whats worse is the people who have treated sasha badly in school decide that its appropriate to post how close they were on her social networking pages, its not okay.
What is wrong with the article? Are the facts inaccurate?

You'd be better making a complaint rather than simply commenting on here
[quote][p][bold]CameronRay-fyfe[/bold] wrote: i was one of her closest friends and I am absolutely furious with the disrespectful comments and the article in general, sasha was never fond of attention and would not have wanted everyone to know about her problems, and whats worse is the people who have treated sasha badly in school decide that its appropriate to post how close they were on her social networking pages, its not okay.[/p][/quote]What is wrong with the article? Are the facts inaccurate? You'd be better making a complaint rather than simply commenting on here reasonable75
  • Score: 11

3:25pm Sun 9 Feb 14

franksutton says...

Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs?

And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her

I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer
Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer franksutton
  • Score: 10

10:10pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Marty1979 says...

The best legacy her friends could leave is to tell the police where she got the drugs

Another dealer off the streets might save another girls life
The best legacy her friends could leave is to tell the police where she got the drugs Another dealer off the streets might save another girls life Marty1979
  • Score: 9

10:58am Mon 10 Feb 14

Misss.shaw says...

franksutton wrote:
Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer
excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself
[quote][p][bold]franksutton[/bold] wrote: Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer[/p][/quote]excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself Misss.shaw
  • Score: -5

11:34am Mon 10 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Misss.shaw wrote:
franksutton wrote:
Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer
excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself
Don't feed the trolls on here. They want you to reply.

Condolences to you all.
[quote][p][bold]Misss.shaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]franksutton[/bold] wrote: Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer[/p][/quote]excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself[/p][/quote]Don't feed the trolls on here. They want you to reply. Condolences to you all. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -23

3:50pm Mon 10 Feb 14

franksutton says...

Misss.shaw wrote:
franksutton wrote: Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer
excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself
The person who is to blame for this death is whoever sold her the drugs!

So why doesn't one of her friends tell the police who dealt the drugs? Whilst it cannot help Sasha, it might prevent the death of another young person
[quote][p][bold]Misss.shaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]franksutton[/bold] wrote: Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer[/p][/quote]excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself[/p][/quote]The person who is to blame for this death is whoever sold her the drugs! So why doesn't one of her friends tell the police who dealt the drugs? Whilst it cannot help Sasha, it might prevent the death of another young person franksutton
  • Score: 3

5:06pm Mon 10 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Misss.shaw wrote:
franksutton wrote:
Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer
excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself
I stand by what I said earlier, so no doubt you (Misss.shaw) will have this comment removed too, and as you can see, I have not “done one” as was your wish, nor do I hide behind a keyboard, it just so happens this form of communication is one presented by the paper in question for posting comments as you are using to post your comments. But never fear, this will be the last I shall comment on this particular thread and again, you will get your last say in the matter no doubt.
I understand about grief all too well, having lost all members of my own family over the last ten years, so I don’t need you to tell me about grieving, but I do sympathise with you to an extent for your loss, and can understand some of your anger at comments made when you cannot answer them as it would seem you wish to keep this matter (sort of) private. Fair enough. So why go running to the papers then?
I am sorry to say this but whilst it is sad, it seems your sister isn’t the first and won’t be the last to die in this way. Many people young and older also get so sick to death of life at times, I know I for one have a few times, or have mental health issues that they feel completely suicidal; some do attempt to take their lives some don’t. Really this is not news, but as it was made public by the papers for some unknown reason, when questions are put or surmising facts are made, you (Misss. Shaw) go into one SHOUTING DOWN rather than erase the public’s suspicions. The fact that you are adamant Sasha did not and never did do drugs, leaves people suspicious as to why this was the road she used to end her life, and why such a loving caring family as you all seem to be, were not around enough to watch over her and dissuade her in her last days. It’s only common sense that people are thinking and asking these questions. Blame the press, we only got a half hearted story and not all the facts as you tell us..
Lastly, and this is my main point for commenting. I would be interested to learn from you though...What gives you the right to tell people on here what they can and what they cannot put on the comments section? When was free speech abolished? To my knowledge it isn't ....yet! But It seems it’s perfectly ok for you and members/friends of your sister to rant and rave on here telling others what they can and can’t say and to “do one” because their comments don’t suit you, but when someone makes a genuine concerned comment as they have done here and there (and I am not referring to my previous comment), you start berating them? So Msss shaw, you might like to sit back and reflect on your own comments and in your words, “if YOU’VE got nothing nice to say, say nothing”. People will post and they have the freedom of speech to write as they will within reason. Good day.
[quote][p][bold]Misss.shaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]franksutton[/bold] wrote: Loss of any young life is tragic, but I cant help wondering if she had such a close family and so many (alleged) close and best friends, why did none of them speak to her about the dangers of doing drugs? And her (alleged) sister stating "she was not involved with drugs she was not a constant user in fact never" So she never took drugs? Therefore if she died of a drugs overdose she was murdered by someone forcing the drugs into her I hope you have told the police, instead of just commenting on a local paper, so that they can find the murderer[/p][/quote]excuse me..... her cause of death has nothing to do with you neither the press, let me just clairfy to you then since you dont seem to get it from previous comments if you have nothing nice to say i suggest you very quickly DO ONE, how very dare you sit behind your computer screen and feel the need to comment on this knowing her actual family memebers have said their peace you are actually disgusting! the day you realise the pain one has to go through after a loss of someone so close to you .... you might understand. just to add Sasha is my sister and yes just like every other child was taught about drugs and the bads effects of them. and NO I WILL CLEARLY STATE ONCE AGAIN JUST FOR YOU AS YOU SEEM TO FOOLISH TO UNDERSTAND THE FIRST TIME .... SHE WAS NOT ON DRUGS SHE WAS NOT A CONSTANT USER SO DONT SIT THERE YOU HORRID LITTLE PERSON AND ATTEMPT SOPLVE A PROBLEM THAT WAS NOT THRE......... have you ever heard of someone being in the wrong state of mind doing something foolish.'... hmm ?? or wrong place at the wrong time? so if you still want to be a complete moron about this i suggest you stop commenting as no one wants to hear your opinion on her death as it is not needed as you DSIDNT KNOW HER ..stop keyboard hyping and stop trying to be an detective as your views are rude and pointless. and to be frank your sarcasim was un needed i find people like you who have no respect for someone heart ache at a moment like this should be banned from being allowed to pubically state your views as there is TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS TIME YOU WERE COMPLETLY WRONG AND OUT OF ORDER. hope your happy with yourself[/p][/quote]I stand by what I said earlier, so no doubt you (Misss.shaw) will have this comment removed too, and as you can see, I have not “done one” as was your wish, nor do I hide behind a keyboard, it just so happens this form of communication is one presented by the paper in question for posting comments as you are using to post your comments. But never fear, this will be the last I shall comment on this particular thread and again, you will get your last say in the matter no doubt. I understand about grief all too well, having lost all members of my own family over the last ten years, so I don’t need you to tell me about grieving, but I do sympathise with you to an extent for your loss, and can understand some of your anger at comments made when you cannot answer them as it would seem you wish to keep this matter (sort of) private. Fair enough. So why go running to the papers then? I am sorry to say this but whilst it is sad, it seems your sister isn’t the first and won’t be the last to die in this way. Many people young and older also get so sick to death of life at times, I know I for one have a few times, or have mental health issues that they feel completely suicidal; some do attempt to take their lives some don’t. Really this is not news, but as it was made public by the papers for some unknown reason, when questions are put or surmising facts are made, you (Misss. Shaw) go into one SHOUTING DOWN rather than erase the public’s suspicions. The fact that you are adamant Sasha did not and never did do drugs, leaves people suspicious as to why this was the road she used to end her life, and why such a loving caring family as you all seem to be, were not around enough to watch over her and dissuade her in her last days. It’s only common sense that people are thinking and asking these questions. Blame the press, we only got a half hearted story and not all the facts as you tell us.. Lastly, and this is my main point for commenting. I would be interested to learn from you though...What gives you the right to tell people on here what they can and what they cannot put on the comments section? When was free speech abolished? To my knowledge it isn't ....yet! But It seems it’s perfectly ok for you and members/friends of your sister to rant and rave on here telling others what they can and can’t say and to “do one” because their comments don’t suit you, but when someone makes a genuine concerned comment as they have done here and there (and I am not referring to my previous comment), you start berating them? So Msss shaw, you might like to sit back and reflect on your own comments and in your words, “if YOU’VE got nothing nice to say, say nothing”. People will post and they have the freedom of speech to write as they will within reason. Good day. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 3

5:41pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Oldchap says...

There is so much anger on her, obviously due to grief

But it should be directed at the person(s) who supplied the drugs that caused this young girls death

As has been commented, the best thing the friends & family could do is to notify the police who supplied the drugs
There is so much anger on her, obviously due to grief But it should be directed at the person(s) who supplied the drugs that caused this young girls death As has been commented, the best thing the friends & family could do is to notify the police who supplied the drugs Oldchap
  • Score: 4

3:36pm Fri 14 Feb 14

prim77 says...

My condolesnces and heartfelt sympathy to Sasha's family and friends.

The article caught my eye as we share the same surname, which is not a common name, and I live within the area; its as if I knew her.

RIP Sasha.
My condolesnces and heartfelt sympathy to Sasha's family and friends. The article caught my eye as we share the same surname, which is not a common name, and I live within the area; its as if I knew her. RIP Sasha. prim77
  • Score: -1

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