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Tributes to student Joseph Parker who died on railway at Newark from headmaster of The King's School


Tribute from King's School head (5480610)
Tribute from King's School head (5480610)

Tributes have been paid to a teenage student who died on the railway at Newark on Thursday morning.

Joseph Parker, 15, was a year ten student at The King's School, Grantham.

British Transport Police were called to the line close to Newark Northgate Station after reports that a person had fallen from a bridge.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The headmaster, Mr Simon Pickett, said they were devastated by the news.

"Joseph was a hard-working, very bright and popular student and we looked forward to seeing him prosper and succeed at school and beyond," he said.

"He always had time for others. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time for everyone."

Counselling is being provided at the school for students and staff who need support and the flat is flying at half-mast as a mark of respect.

"All at King's mourn his loss, he will be greatly missed.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Joseph's parents and family at this incredibly sad time."


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