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Family: 'We believe Fiona was driven to her actions'

Suffolk Police have released a tribute from the family of Fiona Anderson following her death in Lowestoft on Monday.

Fiona was a beautiful, intelligent girl and a loving and caring person, but she had suffered from mental illness since she was young and we believe she was driven to her actions yesterday.

This was not our Fiona - she was not herself.

She cared passionately about others but often brought stress on herself by caring too much.

She was gentle but ended up under too much pressure.

As a family we were close but she would often push us away, keen to do her own thing and not to listen when we offered support.

Life was sometimes overwhelming for her.

She was really popular but just didn't believe she was and had forgotten there were people there that could help her.

We wish more had been done to recognise her mental health problems, which could be masked by her intelligence and creativity.

She would often make costumes for the children, who she loved very much.

– Statement issued by Suffolk police on behalf of Fiona Anderson's family
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Lowestoft mum 'cared too much' says family

Fiona Anderson Credit: Facebook

The family of a young mother who fell to her death from a car park in Lowestoft in Suffolk said that she was a "beautiful, intelligent girl" who cared too much.

The bodies of Fiona Anderson's three young children were discovered at her home by police investigating her death. It's understood that Ms Anderson was pregnant at the time of her death.

For help and advice relating to this issue you can contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 in the UK or 1850 60 9090 in the Republic of Ireland.

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Tributes left outside house where children found

Flowers, teddy bears and other toys have been left outside the house in Lowestoft where three children were found dead.

Tributes left outside the house in Lowestoft where three children were found dead. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Flowers, bears and other toys have been left outside the house. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
A letter was left outside the home. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Lowestoft mother 'split from partner' before death

A heavily-pregnant woman who fell to her death from a car park before her three young children were found dead had split up with their father the previous night, a neighbour said.

Fiona Anderson, who was named locally, suffered fatal head injuries at a multi-storey car park.

The 21-year-old mother's next door neighbour said Ms Anderson was worried that her children would be taken away from her.

Tributes lay outside the house in Lowestoft where three children were found dead. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

"She was crying out for help because she was depressed, she couldn't cope", Megan Smith, 19, claimed.

"She had three kids, she was 21 years old, pregnant with her fourth - hormones take over, three kids under the age of three is a lot to take on at the age of 21", she added.

The children's father, Craig McLelland, sobbed as he visited the scene again today to leave flowers. He told reporters "get out of my face" as he and his mother left.

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Lowestoft mother feared her 'children would be taken away'

The mother has been named locally as Fiona Anderson. Credit: Facebook

The mother of three children found dead at a house in Lowestoft recently wrote that she feared her children would be taken away from her.

Fiona Anderson, who has been named locally, also wrote on Facebook, "Mummy loves you. Mummy will keep you safe".

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