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Tributes paid to New Year's Eve crash victim Anthony Glover

Tributes have been paid to a well-respected father and former serviceman who died after a New Year's Eve crash.

Anthony Glover, 31, died at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital on 1 January 2019 following a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A140 near Long Stratton the day before.

His family has paid tribute to him following his inquest yesterday, September 5.

Anthony Glover and his daughter. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary
Anthony Glover and his daughter. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

After the inquest, Mr Glover's sister Annie said: "He was a father, son, brother, partner and friend. He was also a Royal Anglian Regiment veteran and a PTSD sufferer. This was diagnosed years after leaving the Army.

This man served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the latter changed him forever. He saved lives as a medic and he carried injured brothers on his shoulders. He also saw his brothers die on the battlefield and in vehicles in front of him.

"He was a man who crawled through the sand to reach his injured brothers knowing that it may cost him his life. Following these tours and his discharge from the Army he struggled to cope with civilian life, reliving the horrors of war as far too many of our heroes do. Anthony received help from good friends but ultimately alcohol had become a coping mechanism during the many years that he had tried to get help.

"Tragically Anthony lost his life in the early hours of New Year’s Day and he never got to start the rehabilitation course due to start in January. This was arranged through the charity Combat Stress.

"Anthony’s funeral was attended by over 200 people who were spilling out of the doors of the crematorium, which to us as a family confirmed what we already knew.

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"He was a good man and well-respected and loved by his family, friends and army brothers. He will be missed forever”.

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