'Much loved' Bexleyheath teenager Philip Lamin dies during football match at Bexleyheath Academy - with tribute video

Bexleyheath teenager Philip Lamin dies during football match - with tribute video

Philip Lamin.

Tributes have been left for Philip at Bexleyheath Academy. (Picture via Harry Wilson - harry_wilson97 - on Twitter)

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A “MUCH LOVED” Bexleyheath student has died after collapsing during a friendly game of after-school football.

Philip Lamin, 16, is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest during a kick-about in the grounds of Bexleyheath Academy, in Graham Road, at about 4.30pm yesterday. (Feb 5)

Ambulance staff arrived at the scene within four minutes and made attempts to resuscitate Philip.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich where he was pronounced dead.

Paying tribute, Bexleyheath Academy principal Carl Wakefield said: “It’s with great sadness we have to confirm the tragic loss of a much loved student who collapsed on a football pitch.

“Philip was a lovely lad who was very popular with his fellow students and with staff.

“He was one of the most gifted sportsmen in his year. He had a wonderful smile.

“Students and staff are shocked and deeply saddened by the news.”

He added: “All students have been informed of our grievous loss at assemblies this morning and have been a credit to the Academy.

“They have already decided that the school will dedicate a quiet area of the school grounds in his memory.”

Friends of Philip have paid tribute to “the most wonderful guy” ever on Twitter.

Aaran Gedhu posted: “I love you to bits, you were the greatest. You were the most wonderful guy ever. Philip Lamin, I still can't believe it. R.I.P."

Zak El Mantawy ‏said: “RIP Philip Lamin... Went to play football at goals and never made it back. Heart attack. Gone too soon. Life is short.”

Another friend, Harry Lee, posted: “RIP Philip Lamin , you'll never be forgotten ! ♥”

A London Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called to Bexleyheath Academy, Graham Road, to reports of a boy in cardiac arrest.

“Two ambulance crews attended the scene and staff treated the boy. There were extensive efforts made to resuscitate the boy at the scene and on the way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

An inquest is due to be opened and adjourned at Southwark Coroner’s Court.

The school is now receiving counselling support from Bexley Council.

Yesterday evening at around 9pm, a 47-year-old man was taken to Kings College Hospital in London after suffering a cardiac arrest at Goals Football Centre, in Graham Road, Bexleyheath.

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9:07am Wed 6 Feb 13

Simon bald says...

why publish this without full facts? very insensitive
why publish this without full facts? very insensitive Simon bald
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9:16am Wed 6 Feb 13

Susannah46 says...

I agree! Get the facts first.
I agree! Get the facts first. Susannah46
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9:29am Wed 6 Feb 13

Tip-Top says...

I thought it was a 47 year old man.
I thought it was a 47 year old man. Tip-Top
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1:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Hk says...

Why do people have to put such negative comments on here all the time. It doesnt matter about the facts. The poor boy died whilst playing football. He was only 16. Well liked. They are the facts.

RIP Philip. Thinking of his family and friends and this very very sad time.
Why do people have to put such negative comments on here all the time. It doesnt matter about the facts. The poor boy died whilst playing football. He was only 16. Well liked. They are the facts. RIP Philip. Thinking of his family and friends and this very very sad time. Hk
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1:15pm Wed 6 Feb 13

annonymous2487 says...

I agree with Hk- its irrelevant a 16 year old has died- too young.
BUT if you do read it does also say in a seperate article that a 47 year old did suffer a cardiac arrest too so not the wrong facts- 2 seperate stories.
I agree with Hk- its irrelevant a 16 year old has died- too young. BUT if you do read it does also say in a seperate article that a 47 year old did suffer a cardiac arrest too so not the wrong facts- 2 seperate stories. annonymous2487
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2:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

neonis says...

R.I.P. Philip, such a sad loss, my heart goes out to his family at this sad distressing time x
R.I.P. Philip, such a sad loss, my heart goes out to his family at this sad distressing time x neonis
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6:02pm Wed 6 Feb 13

reptiles says...

I heard this whilst shopping in Asda. the young lad was a student at the school. So sad kids of that age loosing their life due to cardiac arrest.
Those that say get your facts right or why publish without full facts - think of the lads family- maybe they should watch the video and see the kids in the school.
RIP Philip

Seems another incident also happened judging by the comment in bold at the end of the story - unrelated, but same tragedy by the sound of it. although why was he sent to kings college and not QE which is far nearer.
I heard this whilst shopping in Asda. the young lad was a student at the school. So sad kids of that age loosing their life due to cardiac arrest. Those that say get your facts right or why publish without full facts - think of the lads family- maybe they should watch the video and see the kids in the school. RIP Philip Seems another incident also happened judging by the comment in bold at the end of the story - unrelated, but same tragedy by the sound of it. although why was he sent to kings college and not QE which is far nearer. reptiles
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8:54pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Susannah46 says...

Its not irrelevant if you'd read the very first report, this one is different, it is factual.
Its not irrelevant if you'd read the very first report, this one is different, it is factual. Susannah46
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10:52am Thu 7 Feb 13

angel2u says...

so sad ,another young life lost ....government MUST bring back medicals in school so all pupils can be checked to prevent this keep happening
so sad ,another young life lost ....government MUST bring back medicals in school so all pupils can be checked to prevent this keep happening angel2u
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