The following statement is being issued on behalf of Neville Wightman’s family:
On the night of 16th December 2011, we lost someone very special. My husband, Neville Wightman was crushed to death. Neville was not only a loving husband but a wonderful father to Bradley, our son.
He was always willing to help his family, friends and work colleagues. He retained a wealth of knowledge, which he built up from his career, and he would share this with others. What a waste of his life.
We are still grieving and others are also grieving with us. It will take time to heal this huge void in our lives but his memory will always remain with us. T
Those responsible for Neville’s death will never know what they have done to our family, nor the pain we are feeling. However they will have to live with the consequences for the rest of their life.”
– Wightman family
Gaye and Bradley would like to thank Suffolk Police and the Health and Safety Executive for all their support.
An Essex lorry driver has been found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter at Ipswich Crown Court.
The jury returned a guilty verdict in relation to the gross negligence manslaughter charge in connection with Neville Wightman's death and Paul Napier will be sentenced next month.
Following the trial Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team who oversaw the investigation said:
This was a complex investigation which we carried out with the assistance of the Health and Safety Executive. I hope the verdict at court today will go someway to healing the pain Neville Wightman’s family have gone through over the past 18 months since his tragic and untimely death.