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George Verrier murder: Family pays tribute to 'much loved' Bromley teenager
A MURDERED teenager’s family say they are taking some comfort from knowing his organs will give new life to others.
George Verrier died in hospital on Sunday evening, around 18 hours after he sustained a head injury in a fight after his friend’s 16th birthday party in Bleinheim Road, Bromley.
Police officers were called to the disturbance which involved around 20 people in Southborough Road at the junction with Blenheim Road, and gave the 17-year-old first aid.
But they say he declined to be taken to hospital and London Ambulance Service did not attend the scene.
They were later called at around 9.30am the same day after the former Ravensbourne School pupil was found unconscious at his friend’s house in Ferndale, Bromley.
He died in hospital at 6.11pm that day.
In a statement the Crystal Palace supporter’s family said: “We, and all of George's friends, are completely devastated by our tragic and untimely loss.
“George was a lovely boy and very much loved by everyone who knew him and will be sadly missed.
"He was a kind and caring boy and we take some comfort that his passing has helped other families through organ donation.”
A teenager who was arrested on suspicion of murdering George has been bailed pending further enquiries.
The suspect, who is also 17, has been bailed to appear at a south London police station on a date in late October.
Any witnesses to the assault or anyone who has any information is asked to call the police on 020 8721 4005 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
The Met has made a voluntary referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to assess the actions of the officers who attended the disturbance.
This referral follows the launch of a murder investigation following George’s death.
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