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Family release pictures of schoolboy, 13, who died after falling into the Thames from Tower Bridge

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Pictures of a teenage boy who died after falling from Tower Bridge have been launched by his heartbroken household.

The physique of Zaheid Ali, 13, was recovered from the Thames on April 28.

He had gone lacking on April 20 on his strategy to faculty in South London.

The Year 8 pupil from Ark Globe Academy was mentioned to have been travelling with a buddy on a bus however didn’t arrive.

It is known he exited close to the bridge, earlier than his typical cease closest to the faculty in Elephant and Castle.

The faculty is known to be liaising with Zaheid’s household about how finest to commemorate his life.

An inquest into the boy’s dying would happen sooner or later, organized by the Southwark Coroner.

Zaheid Ali died after falling from Tower Bridge and into the River Thames

A spokesperson for City of London Police mentioned: “The household of Zaheid Ali has now formally recognized the physique recovered from the Thames on April 28 as that of Zaheid, who was seen falling into the river on April 20.

“Our ideas are together with his household and associates.”

The drive has confirmed Zaheid’s age and launched two pictures of him, offered by the household.

One reveals the boy wearing his yellow and black faculty uniform, whereas the different reveals him stress-free on a settee.

Following the restoration of Zaheid’s physique, Ark Globe Academy’s government principal Matt Jones mentioned: “We are very saddened to listen to {that a} physique has been discovered and that the police consider it’s the lacking pupil of ours.

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“Our hearts exit to his household and associates.

“As a college group, we’re pulling collectively guaranteeing all our college students are supported at this troublesome time.”