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ECHO, May 26, 2005

REFORMED ROBBER THWARTED IN JOB BID

The victim of a robber who was being refused a license to drive a taxi for a living after serving his prison sentence said he should be given the chance to earn an honest living.

Daryl Tyler, 39, served two years in prison for being part of a three-man gang who attempted to rob Kedington Post Office.

After serving his time he applied for a licence to drive a taxi but he was turned down by St Edmundsbury Borough Council because his criminal record meant he ‘was not a fit and proper person’ to hold one.

However, Kedington postmistress, Mary Upton, believed he should be given the chance to do the job and rebuild his life.

CHARITY CLOSES AFTER ACHIEVING ITS AIMS

A charitable trust set up by a Haverhill man was wound down after achieving what it set out to do.

The Daisy Chain Trust was set up by Eric Bowman to helped disadvantage families in the town.

Funds paid for toys, furniture, cookers and short breaks.



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