Families gather for ‘inspirational’ couple
Friday 22nd February 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
THE families of cyclists Peter Root and Mary Thompson, who died in a road crash in Thailand last week, have come together to acknowledge the flood of tributes that have poured in.
And an exclusive interview with the Guernsey Press came at the same time as reports that Thai tourism chiefs had apologised for the tragedy. News also broke that a film festival will pay tribute to the couple’s story.
Miss Thompson’s mother and brother have flown over from Bristol to Guernsey to be united with Mr Root’s family and this week moving accolades to the pair continue to appear on blogs and networking sites around the world.
Speaking while surrounded by members of both families, his father, Jerry, said they had been touched by the many comments and outpouring of support.
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