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Pupil dies after being taken ill at school

Flowers laid outside Hillborough school for Gianni and Ahmed

Flowers laid outside Hillborough school for Gianni and Ahmed

 

A pupil at Hillborough Junior School has died after being taken ill at school.

Ahmed Mohamed, 9, started suffering breathing difficulties whilst at the Hillborough Road school on January 8.

Ambulance crews and an air ambulance were called to the scene at 1.13pm.

Ahmed was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital by land ambulance but sadly was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.

A statement on the school’s website said: “Ahmed was an incredibly warm hearted, engaging and generous child whose presence brightened up many a grey morning. He had an innate sense of empathy and a winning smile which endeared him to all who knew and loved him.”

The statement said Ahmed loved his school and was at his happiest representing the school at football.

It said: “The joy on his face on scoring his first goal will always be remembered.

“The loss we feel for this beautiful, enigmatic individual is profound. We extend our sincere and heart felt condolences to his mother and his family. May he rest in peace.”

A Luton Borough Council spokesperson said first aiders attended Ahmed immediately and medical staff were quickly on the scene and did everything possible.

They said: “Members of the school, pupils and governors are devastated and their thoughts are with the child’s family.”

An East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokesman said an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer, and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) were sent to the scene.

He said: “The child was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital by land ambulance, accompanied by the air ambulance doctor.

“Sadly, the child was declared deceased upon arrival at the hospital.”

The year 5 pupil is the second Hillborough Junior School pupil to have passed away in less than a month.

Gianni Khan, 10, a year 6 pupil, died following an accident on December 28 during the Christmas holidays.

 

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