Stephen Ashton's former school has sent their condolences to his friends and family in a message on its website:
It is with real sadness that we have learnt of the tragic death of Stephen, one of our former students, over the New Year. Our thoughts, and the prayers of many within our community, are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
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