"Our hearts are broken": family pays tribute to teenager

18 year old Charlie Barker died suddenly after going to a party Credit: Hampshire Police

A teenager who died at the weekend after going to a party, where it is believed he took an illegal drug, has been formally identified as 18-year-old Charlie Barker from the Wrecclesham area of Farnham.

His mother, Trudy Barker, in a tribute to her son said: "Charlie, even as a child, was confident and warm, in adulthood he grew to become a thoughtful, artistic and caring young man. He worked hard at the fish and chip shop while studying at Farnham College.

"Both at his place of work and at college he was loved by all, his smile lit up any room he entered. Everyone who met Charlie was touched by his thoughtfulness and caring attitude towards others.

"As a family we are lost without him, our hearts are broken. He will never be forgotten and will live on in the hearts of all he became dear to.”

The circumstances leading up to the sudden death are being investigated by Surrey Police.

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