Family pays tribute to tragic Rehan

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The family of Rehan Shafiq have paid a touching tribute to the teenager after an inquest into his death opened on Friday.

Mr Shafiq, 19, from Fishermead, was killed following a road collision last Monday in which his silver Seat Ibiza collided with a lamppost on the B4034 Buckingham Road in Bletchley close to the junction with Newton Road and Shenley Road. He was thrown from his car as a result.

The tribute read: “Rehan was a much loved son, brother and grandson, whose happiness lay in performing selfless deeds for others. He was a role model who was adored by all who knew him.

“Rehan was a bright young man who showed maturity, empathy and intelligence beyond his years. Words cannot describe the struggle to come to terms with the enormity of his loss. We will cherish his memories in our hearts until we meet again in the Hereafter.

“We’d like to thank the emergency services for their efforts at the scene, the staff of Milton Keynes General Hospital and Crownhill Coroners Office.”

Officers are investigating whether the incident is linked to a second separate collision, believed to have occurred shortly afterwards on the same road, near to the junction of Whaddon Way, involving a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Citroen Saxo. During the incident the vehicles collided, and the Corsa hit a traffic island. No-one was injured.

Three men from Milton Keynes, two aged 22 and one aged 24, were arrested at the scene of the second collision. The arrests were made in connection with the first incident and all three have been released on bail until September 26.

A full inquest will begin on February 12 next year.