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Victoria College offer support to older students

Victoria College, Jersey

Jersey's Victoria College will today offer support to its older students following the death of one of its pupils.

16-year-old Morgan Huelin died on Sunday.

A home office post mortem examination is scheduled for today.

GCSE or A level students, who have already finished the summer term, are being invited back if they are affected by Morgan's death.

For those students who knew Morgan and didn't attended Victoria College the Jersey's Youth Enquiry Service have posted messages on social media reminding young islanders their service is available for anyone who has been affected.

Five teenagers have been released on bail after being questioned on suspicion of murder.

The investigation into exactly how Morgan Huelin died continues.


Tributes paid to Morgan Huelin

Students at Jersey's Victoria College have been posting personal tributes to fellow pupil Morgan Huelin, who died on Sunday. Here's a selection of what's been written and posted in a special area outside the college building in St Helier...

Dozens of tributes have also been posted online, with many on the ITV Channel TV Facebook page...

RIP Morgan a truly talented young man taken too soon. Thoughts are with his family and friends you will be missed by all who knew you. x

– Michelle Gater

RIP young lad... an utterly devastating time for family & friends, a young life taken far too soon, a parents worst nightmare, sleep well with the angels..and may your parents, family & friends be given the love, strength, support & courage to get through this incredibly difficult time.

– Shelley Osbourne

Victoria College releases statement following the death of a student

Victoria College has issued a statement following the death of one of its students over the weekend.

Headmaster, Alan Watkins, describes Morgan Huelin as 'charismatic with a strong sense of independence' and that he was 'highly respected by both the staff and his peers at the College.'

The staff and Governors of Victoria College would like to extend their heartfelt condolences and prayers to the parents, family and friends of Morgan Huelin who has left us under such tragic circumstances.

Morgan was highly respected by both staff and his peers at the College, not least because of his academic ability, charismatic personality and strong sense of independence. Morgan had varied interests. He was an excellent guitarist and a fully supportive member of Dunlop House, contributing to it in every way he could including shooting, rugby, football and hockey.

The College will do all it can to offer support to those pupils, staff and families who have been affected by these heart-breaking events.

We are all incredibly stunned that such a genuinely honest and good natured young man has been taken from us under these circumstances.

– Alan Watkins, Headmaster

Anti-shoplifter scheme relaunched

A scheme to crack down on shoplifters in Jersey has being relaunched.

It's called Shop Alert and from today shopkeepers will be able to log onto a central database for details of convicted shoplifters, as well as advice on how to deter thieves.

Offences have dropped by a quarter over the past five years.

The Town Police Unit has had a real impact on retail crime since its introduction in 2011. We want to develop this further with businesses and make sure we remain as accessible as possible to the town shops and retailers.

– Inspector Mark Coxshall


Jersey's cricketers thrashed in World T20 warm-up match

Jersey were beaten heavily by Afghanistan in their World T20 Qualifiers warm-up match, in Scotland, today.

The Caesareans won the toss and chose to bat but could not build any momentum at all during their innings, and were bowled out for just 46 in 10.2 overs.

Only two batsmen - Peter Gough and Cornelis Bodenstein, who both scored 12 - made it into double figures.

In reply, Afghanistan reached their victory target with more than 12 overs to spare and eight wickets in hand.

Jersey take on Scotland in their second warm-up match tomorrow, before the World T20 Qualifiers get underway on Saturday.

Neil McRae's side play Hong Kong first.

Jersey's Seaside Festival will go ahead

Jersey's seaside festival will go ahead again this year.

There was a question mark over the event's future.

But the Constable of St Helier has today confirmed it will happen at Havre des Pas on the 9th August.

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Jersey's Youth Enquiry Service offers help to young islanders affected by death of 16-year-old

Jersey's Youth Enquiry Service have been posting messages on social media to remind young islanders the service is available for anyone who has been affected by the death of 16-year-old Morgan Huelin.

The Youth Enquiry says it's open for anyone who wants to talk to them.

There's a number of ways you can get in touch with the service for support an advice...

We are running our service as normal, what we've done is obviously put a link to our Facebook [page] and our website through some of the social media sites just so that more young people that might be looking at some of the social medial sites are aware of what we do. But in terms of what we're offering it's our drop-in service, they can email us they can phone us, people can drop in if they want to talk.

– Vicki Twohig, Youth Enquiry Service
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