The headmaster of St George's Junior School in Weybridge, Antony Hudson, has paid tribute to his pupil Zane Gbangbola:
"Zane was a ‘larger than life' character who was known throughout the Junior School; in fact, he was probably the best known pupil from the Lower Years amongst the Upper Years' children due not only to his lovely ‘shock of curls' which made him visibly stand out, but far more importantly because he was a passionate member of the Green Committee.
It's been lovely for me personally this academic year to have had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours or so with him each week, teaching him Religious Education and taking him for Football Club."
– Antony Hudson, Headmaster, St George's Junior School
The school intends to compile a memory book of the 7-year-old over the coming days which will then be presented to his parents.
Water samples taken from the Chertsey house where seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola fell ill have revealed there's no link between the boy's death and the quality of water at his home.
Based on the results of the analysis, we haveconcluded that there is nothing in the water samples that may explain the causeof the incident. The Environment Agency is continuing to assist on the ongoingpolice enquiry.
– The Environment Agency
Police hope the test results will reassure local residents. They say it could take several days to determine exactly what killed the boy.
Police have named Zane Gbangbola as the seven-year-old boy who fell ill and died in Chertsey, Surrey yesterday. The cause of death is still unknown and a post mortem is expected to take place in the coming days.
Zane's father Kye Gbangbola has been clearing flood waters from outside the family home for weeks. Police are refusing to say whether Zane's death is related to the flooding.
Police are investigating whether flooding may have resulted in the death of a 7 year old boy in Chertsey, Surrey yesterday. The boy, named locally as Zane Gbangbola, fell ill and later died in hospital. His parents remain in hospital in a serious condition.
Two police officers and 13 neighbours were released from hospital after being treated as a precaution. Police say they can't rule out a link to flooding in the area, and they refused to be drawn on whether the death was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Chertsey residents are being told to seek medical attention if they feel unwell or show signs of diarrhoea and fever. A seven year old boy has died after becoming ill early this morning, while a man and women believed to be his parents are being treated in hospital.
Road closures are in place at the location, and police remain at the scene.