Moore Park Beach Mini-Mart owner Warren Ramsey and his customers are thrilled that Nigel Brennan has finally been released.
Moore Park Beach Mini-Mart owner Warren Ramsey and his customers are thrilled that Nigel Brennan has finally been released. Max Fleet

Freedom brings smiles

THE heartfelt community spirit of Moore Park Beach has been in full force for the long-awaited return of freed photographer Nigel Brennan.

As a much-liked, admired and talented member of the beachside spot, Mr Brennan and his family are well known in the close-knit community, especially since his kidnap last year.

Yesterday morning, Sharon Cairnduff was just picking up yesterday’s special edition of the NewsMail at Moore Park Mini-Mart.

As someone who has known the Brennans for the past five years, Mrs Cairnduff was ecstatic about his release.

“He’s a lovely young man,” she said.

“It’s the best Christmas present they (the Brennan family) could get.”

“It’s been very difficult for the family. They’ve been very private about the whole thing, but there’s been great support from the community and he’s always been in our thoughts.”

Mrs Cairnduff said the community was “elated” about the news.

“Everyone’s really excited — over the moon,” Mini-Mart employee Janice Ives said.

“And it’s great to hear good news.”

Mini-Mart co-owner Warren Ramsey said relief had swept through the community on hearing the news of Mr Brennan’s freedom.

“I know his family, his sister mostly,” Mr Ramseysaid.

“It’s been difficult for them.”

Mr Ramsey said he and wife Sue had seen lots of warm support behind the Brennans from the community.



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