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Inquest opened into death of former Maidstone Grammar School pupil Terry Shambler, from Aylesford

06 August 2014
by Anna Young

An inquest has been opened into the death of tragic teen Terry Shambler.

The 18-year-old, of The Avenue, Aylesford, died after he was struck by a coach in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, where he was on holiday with friends.

At the opening, Mid Kent and Medway assistant coroner Gail Elliman heard the former Maidstone Grammar School pupil, whose full name is Terrence, had “stumbled into the road” after leaving an event called Kandi Beach on Friday, July 18.

Terry Shambler died in an accident in Cyprus a month after turning 18

Terry Shambler died in an accident in Cyprus a month after turning 18

He died in hospital from multiple injuries.

The party, which is held every Friday at Makronissos Beach Club, attracts thousands of clubbers and well-known performers.

Coroner’s officer Chris Kemsley said it’s believed Mr Shambler’s friends did not witness the tragedy but added there would have been lots of people in the area.

Mr Kemsley said officials in Cyprus have launched an investigation into the incident and are due to deliver a toxicology report.

Mr Shambler’s father was the only relative present during the hearing held on Wednesday.

Tragic Terry Shambler pictured on the scooter he recently bought

Tragic Terry Shambler pictured on the scooter he recently bought

Teenager Terry Shambler playing rugby, which he did for Aylesford Bulls until an injury forced him to stop at 16

Teenager Terry Shambler playing rugby, which he did for Aylesford Bulls until an injury forced him to stop at 16

The heartbroken family have described the fun-loving teen as “an amazing son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to so many”.

They said his death has left a massive hole in their lives.

The keen sportsman, who celebrated his 18th birthday in June, had only recently finished sixth form at the grammar school in Barton Road, and was waiting for his A level results.

In a statement, principal Mark Tomkins said: “This is a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with Terry’s family, and the whole school community sends them our deepest sympathy and support.”

 

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