Clacton murder: Tributes to Harry Burkett
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The sisters of a man who died after sustaining a stab wound in Orwell Road, Clacton, have paid tribute to him as an “amazing” brother who would do anything to help his family.
Harry Burkett, 21, who lived in Grays, suffered a stab wound in Orwell Road, Clacton, shortly after midnight on Sunday 12 September.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics but sadly died at hospital. A 16-year-old boy has now been charged with his murder.
Paying tribute to Harry, his sister Abbie Elliott, 16, said:
“My brother was an amazing, handsome guy. He would do anything to make me and my sister happy and I can’t believe he has been taken from me.
“We would FaceTime everyday and have a little singsong together – but he was a better singer than me.
“I miss you Harry, you’re with mum now. Shine bright my angel.
“You’re always going to be in my heart.”
Brooke Elliott, 14, added:
“My brother was a kind and beautiful soul. He liked to have fun and would always put others before himself – that’s what made him so loving.
“I could always hear Abbie and Harry singing on FaceTime and he would ask her to come and get me so he could speak to me and call me my nickname – Baldy – because that’s what he loved to call me.
“When I think about him now, I am filled with happiness because Harry was rarely sad and was such a bubbly character.
“I am going to miss him so much.
"Harry, you’ve been taken from me but I know you’re with your mummy now.”