Family tributes to son

Tributes have been paid to 17-year-old Christopher Waldron, from Almondsbury, who died under tragic circumstances last night (Thursday, October 1).

Police say his death is not believed to be suspicious. However, in all cases of child deaths, police investigate the circumstances, and are working with their partners and the coroner to establish how he died.

Christopher’s mother Karen said in a statement: “Christopher was a much-loved son and brother to his five brothers and sisters.

“He was bubbly, fun and hard-working. He was a popular boy who did a lot of charity work. He was looking forward to going to university.

“Obviously the family is devastated by his sudden death and asks for privacy at this most difficult time.”

Christopher was a sixth-form pupil at Marlwood School, Alveston.

Headteacher Keith Geary said: “We were very shocked and saddened when we heard the tragic news. Chris was a well-known and well-liked member of the school community. He played a very active role, from helping with drama productions to undertaking fundraising for charity. Our thoughts are with Chris’s family and friends, and we will be doing all that we can to support our students during this difficult time.”

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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