Tributes to man who died in Suffolk road crash
Tributes have been paid to a former Lakenheath man who died in a car crash last Friday.
The family of Brett Mullinger, 33, described how he had a 'happy-go-lucky' nature and loved a good time.
The Ministry of Defence employee was driving a red Vauxhall Astra on an unclassified road at Freckenham when the car came off the road and went into a ditch.
Emergency services were able to free the former rugby player from the vehicle, but he died.
Mr Mullinger attended Lakenheath Primary School and Mildenhall Middle and Upper Schools before trying to join the army, although his weight prevented him from joining.
His family said although he was disappointed to miss out, 'girls and a good time got him over it.'
He worked at Tesco before trying his hand at the building trade and joining the MOD at RAF Feltwell. He had a daughter, Chloe, from a previous relationship.
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The family statement added: 'All who knew Brett loved him no more so than his mum and dad, he was their best friend too.
'He had always been taught to tell the truth and be honest, and he probably told us too much, giving us cause to worry, but no child is perfect, but he was our big lump and we loved him dearly.
'There will always be a big hole in our hearts that will never be filled without you. We miss you so much, so very much already; you have left us far too soon.
'I am sure, in fact, we know, there will be many funny stories ready to come forth after this day.'