Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Devastated Parents Speak of Loss

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Devastated Parents Speak of Loss

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Sarah Robson's grieving parents last night spoke of their devastating loss as her killer was jailed for life.

John and Lynn Robson said they had been given a life sentence by the death of their daughter whom they described as a happy and popular teenager who was the "life and soul" of the family household.

The couple, who also have two sons, were at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday as Thomas Davis admitted the rape and murder of Sarah who was killed the day they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Mr Robson had shouted abuse from the packed public gallery at Davis after he entered his guilty pleas. He and his wife were too distraught to speak after the hearing, but in a joint statement they spoke movingly of Sarah, a Cramlington High School pupil.

"Sarah was the life and soul of our household, always so full of energy," the statement read. "She loved all the teenage things, listening to music, watching movies and keeping up with the latest fashions. …

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