"None of us has ever been allowed into Derek's flat despite the fact that the murder took place on July 14. We wanted to sort things out in his property and, at the very least, clear out the rubbish."Derek had told her that he didn't feel comfortable in his flat and that he felt threatened by some of his neighbours. She said:
"Last summer the front door of his flat in Hollydown Way was slashed with knife marks and I was scared for his safety."Colin Donovan was later convicted of Derek's murder.