Lasting memorials to be paid to murdered schoolboy Adil

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STUDENTS at Kingsbrook School in Deanshanger are creating a permanent memorial to a popular teenager who was murdered last month.

Adil Basharat, 16, from Greenleys was attacked just yards from the school gates on Friday, November 19 and died two days later at Milton Keynes Hospital.

After his death there was an outpouring of grief from the school, friends and family, and thousands joined Facebook sites paying tribute to the schoolboy.

This week, Kingsbrook’s headmaster Pamela Hutchison said there were a number of ideas for a lasting memorial, several of which have been driven by the students themselves.

Mrs Hutchison said assemblies held on the Thursday after Adil’s death gave students a chance to express their sadness. The school is also hoping to create permanent memorial, possibly a bench, but are waiting to speak to Adil’s family before proceeding.

However a message wall inside the school has been created with dozens of messages from fellow pupils.

Mrs Hutchison added: “We wanted it to be from the children rather than staff and eventually we hope to take it down and turn it into a book which will be presented to his family. What we have recognised about Adil is that he had a lot of very close friends, but even those who didn’t really know him remember his cheeky grin.”.

Four men have been charged over the murder; 19-year-olds Freddy Wilson, Adam Moore, and Daniel Anderson and 21-year-old Jake Batten.