Tributes to Letchworth teen car crash victim

TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager who has died after sustaining serious head injuries in a car crash.

James Harpur, of Westholm in Letchworth GC, died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge last Thursday morning, six days after the car he was travelling in overturned.

Those who knew the 18-year-old have taken to social networking websites Facebook and Twitter to pay their respects.

A Facebook group entitled RIP James Harpur has been joined by more than 2,500 people since being set up a week ago.

George Leete wrote: “You were basically a brother to me, I knew you longer than my own brothers! I will never forget you and the amount of good memories I have had with you and Adam.

“James Harpur, one of the greatest friends I had and ever will have.”

Lyn Kitchener posted: “James you were loved by so many people, because you were a genuine, kind-hearted lad who would do anything for anyone. All your family and mates are going to miss you so much, life is so cruel sometimes. I hope they can all find strength over these next few weeks.”

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Megan Davies wrote via Twitter: “You’re a credit to yourself and your family, all the support just shows how much everybody loved you and is gonna miss you.”

An inquest which will investigate the death of Mr Harpur was opened and adjourned by the Hertfordshire Coronor’s Office on Tuesday.

A witness appeal has also been launched by police following the crash in Norton Road, Letchworth GC, at the junction with Norton Bury Way on Friday, October 5.

Emergency services were called at about 10.20pm and firefighters used cutting equipment to free four people after the silver Peugeot 206 flipped on to its roof.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Colin Jenkinson via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.

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