A SERVICE to remember murdered backpacker Caroline Stuttle has been held at York Minster on the 10th anniversary of her death.
The 19-year-old student, from York, was killed after being robbed and pushed off a bridge at Bundaberg in Australia in April 2002.
Caroline’s father Alan, who runs an art gallery in North Marine Road, said parents had to have “the strength to go on” despite such tragedies.
He set up a £500 bursary for talented young artists in Scarborough to create a legacy for his daughter.
He said: “You can spend your entire life being bitter about what’s happened to you, or you can think about how wonderful the world really is, and how wonderful Caroline was.”
The service featured a reading by Caroline’s brother Richard, and Handel’s aria Where’er you Walk sung by mezzo-soprano Julia Riley.
The congregation lit candles in her memory and rainbow-coloured balloons were released following the service.