Teachers of a 16-year-old boy who was brutally stabbed to death in East London have paid tribute to the “talented footballer”. They praised his passion for sports and mentioned that he was just about to start his GCSE exams.
Tyler Hurley, 16, from Harold Hill in Havering was still wearing his school uniform when he was brutally attacked and killed on Monday (March 14). The schoolboy was reportedly stabbed to death with a “kitchen knife” on board a London bus.
Tyler was pronounced dead in the early hours of this morning (March 15), after he was stabbed on board the bus which was stopping by High Road, Chadwell at 3.55pm on Monday.
The inside of the bus, which was heading towards Barking, was taped off by police until it was driven from the scene at just after 11am.
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Teachers from The Warren School, where Tyler was a pupil, praised his passion for sports and said that his “future was bright” before he was fatally stabbed yesterday.
In a statement Mrs Anita Johnson OBE, CEO and Head teacher at Loxford School Trust and Ms Jennifer Ashe, Head teacher at The Warren School said: “Tyler was a charismatic and charming young man who was just about to start his GCSE’s.
“He was a talented footballer and had a great passion for boxing. Tyler was working hard to attain great GCSE’s to embark on his future which was bright.
“The children and staff at The Warren School are grief stricken by this loss. Our condolences are with his family and friends at such a devastating time.”
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Among those paying their respects to the sporty teenager were members of his old boxing club, Romford Boxing club. A statement posted to Facebook today (Tuesday, March 15) read: “So sad to announce the death of former Romford Boxing club and Joes Academy boxer Tyler Hurley.
“16 years old and so terribly sad. Thoughts go out to Tyler’s family at this sad time. RIP Tyler Hurley. Words can’t describe how we feel at this time.”
The community are reeling from the brutal attack and this has led to locals complaining about the way knives are restricted in the country.
A MyLondon reporter spoke to one local woman who believed that laws had not gone far enough and more needed to be done by the government to end the knife crime crisis.
She said: “Penalties should be harsher for people carrying knives because most of the time they get away with it.
“They should get 10 years for carrying a knife like that, 20 for injuring someone and 30 if they die. Imagine going to the park to hang out with your mates and play football and everyone is carrying a knife. It’s ridiculous.”
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