Friday, October 7, 2022

Tributes paid after tragic death of Grays school student

A FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Grays School student was found dead this morning at his home in Chafford Hundred.

Emergency services were called at 6.40am this morning to Frobisher Gardens in Chafford Hundred where Kevin Koromah, 14, had been taken ill.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “A boy was taken to Basildon hospital but unfortunately he was pronounced dead there.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”

A few hours later, students at his school in Hathaway Road were told of the tragic news at an assembly taken by the headteacher, Lynn Ibeji.

In a short statement, Mrs Ibeji told YT: ‘This is tragic news. We are doing all we can to help the students.

“The local education authority is assisting us in doing what we can for Kevin’s friends at school.

“Our heart goes out to the family.”

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