Tributes pour in for ‘fallen soldier’ Rehan

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HUNDREDS of people have posted tributes to former Denbigh school pupil Rehan Shafiq, the teenager who tragically died following a road collision on Monday night.

Tribute pages have been set up on Facebook and messages have appeared on Twitter expressing their sadness at the loss of a ‘polite, young gentleman’.

One tweet, posted by @akshaysampat, said: ‘How come the good die young? A true gent, always smiling, just an overall top lad. My thoughts are with you and your family. #RehanShafiq.’

Ashwin Premnath posted on Facebook: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this tragic and difficult time.

‘I remember the funny PE lessons we had just messing about and seeing you in the most random places and out of the blue! May your soul Rest In Peace big man XX.’

And Ammina Ouangar posted: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this tragic time. Can never forget how quiet you were at the start of school but your caring, funny, charming personality shined through towards the end. Bless your soul xxxx.’

Mr Shafiq died at the scene of a road traffic collision which saw his silver Seat Ibiza collide with a lamppost on the B4034 Buckingham Road in Bletchley close to the junction with Newton Road and Shenley Road.

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.

An inquest into Mr Shafiq’s death will be opened on Friday morning.

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