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Samaritans warn offensive tweeters following Romford station death

PUBLISHED: 18:10 07 August 2014 | UPDATED: 18:10 07 August 2014

Abdu Hemmaida not long before he died. Picture: Islam Hemmaida

Abdu Hemmaida not long before he died. Picture: Islam Hemmaida

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The Samaritans have told tweeters to “think carefully” about what they type when their transport is delayed by suspected suicides.

Personal trainer Abdu Hemmaida Personal trainer Abdu Hemmaida

Friends and loved ones tweeted emotional messages following the death of 21-year-old Abdu Hemmaida, of Horace Avenue, Rush Green, at Romford station last week but others vented their anger about train delays on social media.

Users such as @Sawyer21, @deanogreenslade and @lyne_frankie wrote messages too offensive for the Recorder to print.

@MikeBenne tweeted: “Person killed jumping in front of a train at Romford is causing major delays. Can’t they clear him up after rush hour!”

The Samaritans’ communications director, Sophie Borromeo, said: “It’s sad to see comments like these. We would urge people to think carefully about what they publish online.

“Each suicide is a tragedy and comments like these can add to the pain of bereaved friends and family.

“It’s important to remember that suicide is a complex issue. When a person is experiencing suicidal feelings, they may not be thinking with a clear mind and may not be able to see past their own situation. Instead, they may feel hopeless, disconnected or believe that others might be better off without them.”

Anyone going through a difficult time or has been affected by Abdu’s death can contact the Samaritans any time on 08457 909090.

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