Another friend of Joshua Folkes, 17-year-old Saffron Davis, 17, said:
"I've known him for 15 years. I still can't believe it. He went to Christ College. He introduced me to rap music, he listened to everything. I'm going to start crying. He was an only child. He had an uncle though, who he was really close to. I just feel for his mum."
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