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Man who died at Romford station named as 21-year-old former Bower Park Academy pupil

PUBLISHED: 11:25 06 August 2014 | UPDATED: 18:08 07 August 2014

Personal trainer Abdu Hemmaida

Personal trainer Abdu Hemmaida

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The man who died when he was hit by a train at Romford station has been identified as a 21-year-old personal trainer who was a former pupil of Bower Park Academy.

Police outside Romford station after the 21-year-old's death. Police outside Romford station after the 21-year-old's death.

Abdelrahman Hemmaida, of Horace Avenue, Rush Green, was named at an inquest yesterday as the man killed when he was hit at around 4.15pm on Thursday.

Friends and a former teacher posted tributes on Twitter to the former pupil of the school in Havering Road, Collier Row.

Andy Knill tweeted: “#Stunned. Just read of the loss of an ex-pupil at 21 years. Far, far too young. RIP Abdu Hemmaida.”

Alicia Clauson commented: “I cannot believe what I’m hearing. RIP to one of the nicest blokes I’ve ever met.”

And Richard Oki tweeted: “RIP Abdu Hemmaida. My best friend during my school years and the first friend I had when I moved to Romford at 14. This is the worst feeling.”

The station was evacuated following his death and trains were cancelled and delayed.

British Transport Police (BTP) were accompanied by Metropolitan officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

“Sadly, one person was dead at the scene,” an LAS spokesman said.

BTP treated Hemmaida’s death as non-suspicious and prepared the file for Walthamstow Coroners’ Court.

The full inquest into his death is scheduled for January.

If you wish to leave tributes for Abdelrahman contact Sam on 0208 477 3892 or sam.blewett@archant.co.uk

If you would like to talk to someone about this incident, or a similar one, Romford Samaritans would like to offer their support.

Call their Havering office on 01708 740000 or the general number on 08475 90 90 90. Visit their website at samaritans.org

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