The tragic news of the murder of Elliot Verasammy, 62 and his daughter Sarah, hit a community and family hard. He was a well-known figure in his simple way, and a longstanding resident of the street.
He was chatty, warm and despite the tragedies in his life maintained a happy generous spirit. He was one of those neighbours who would call out a ‘Good morning!’ from his front yard if he saw you passing.
On the night of his murder, July 3, 3Canal member Stanton Kewley (Elliot had a long working relationship with the band) had spent the day with him, assisting on a project. Elliot was an avid Carnival fan, and lent his skill to the building of costumes and sets.