Braintree: David Oakes' former best man hopes his death will allow families closure

Braintree and Witham Times: Christine Chambers was murdered at her home in Braintree in 2011 Christine Chambers was murdered at her home in Braintree in 2011

A man who was friends with David Oakes for more than 45 years hopes his death will bring some closure.

Ian Flitt, 51, is also Christine Chambers ex-partner and the father to her 11-year-old daughter who fled for help the night her mother and sister were murdered.

He had mixed emotions about Oakes’ death but said it was probably for the best.

He said: “To be honest, I think it is a good thing and will bring closure for all the families involved.

“It will help everyone to move on."

Full report in tomorrow's paper.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree