The former headteacher of a man killed during yesterday's Malaysia Airlines attack says his school is "devastated" by his death.
J R Wood, headmaster at the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth - which was attended by Richard Mayne before he went to Leeds University - said his former pupil was "an extremely pleasant and thoughtful young man who gave his time generously for everyone".
I last saw him just a month ago, when he talked with me excitedly about his trip to Everest Base Camp earlier this year. He had gone on this expedition with a fellow former student of ours and they had been raising money for a children's charity.
Richard had a great thirst for life and he wanted to make the world a better place. It is tragic that his life has been cut short, especially under these circumstances - he had such a great future ahead of him.
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