School shock at death of popular pupil

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A SCHOOL and community are in shock at the sudden death of a popular young man from Nelson.

Sixteen-year-old Sohail Hussain was found unresponsive by his brother at their home in Larch Street on Sunday at 8-35 p.m.

The bright Marsden Heights Community College student was taken by ambulance to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but was prnounced dead on arrival. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

East Lancashire Coroner Mr Richard Taylor will open and adjourn an inquest following a post-mortem examination into the boy’s death tomorrow (Tuesday).

Mr Mike Tull, the headteacher of Mrsden Heights, said the whole was deeply shocked by the tragedy.

He said: “All of us here in the Marsden Heights learning community, students and staff, are devastated to learn of the death of Sohail Hussain, one of our Year 11 students.

“Sohail was a delightful individual growing into a young man who promised to become an extremely positive, caring and supportive member of society.

“Staff and students will remember his solid, upstanding, serious, yet humorous, persona. Sohail had many friends and enjoyed college life.

“Of late, he had dedicated himself to his studies and was making great strides in achieving a set of creditable GCSE results of which, I am sure, his parents would have been proud.

“We deeply mourn the loss of this promising student who was an asset to his year group, his house, his college and our wider learning community here in Nelson.”