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Suicide goalkeeper’s fiancée tells of torment over loss

A woman who reportedly had an affair with Chelsea captain John Terry’s brother last night spoke of her devastation after her fiancé’s shock suicide.

Lindsey Cowan described 24-year-old non-league Rushden and Diamonds goalkeeper Dale Roberts as “my childhood sweetheart and the love of my life”.

Roberts, whose death is not being treated as suspicious by Northamptonshire Police, was found dead on Tuesday at his home in Higham Ferrers, near Rushden.

Seven months ago it was reported Ms Cowan was having an affair with Paul Terry, a team-mate of Roberts at Rushden.

In her statement, Ms Cowan said: “We had been together since a young age and I will never get over his death.

“I can only ask the media to allow me to grieve peacefully and leave me alone at this very, very difficult time.”

In a separate statement, Dale’s parents, Isabelle and George Roberts, said Lindsey and their son had been very happy together.

They added: “We are grieving for our wonderful son Dale. We are devastated by his death.”

Rushden and Diamonds' FA Trophy replay against Eastwood Town earlier this week was postponed in the wake of the tragedy and Saturday's Football Conference clash against Eastbourne Borough has also been called off.

It has not yet been revealed how Roberts died. Police said a report is being prepared for the coroner.

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