Tributes to tragic Goffs Oak teenager

PUBLISHED: 10:02 04 August 2012

Jacob Last

Jacob Last


TRIBUTES have been flooding in following the tragic death of a Goffs Oak youngster.

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Last, of Goffs Lane, died on Sunday, July 15 after falling ill at Hertford’s Hartham Common.

Jacob was with two friends when he became unwell in Hertford and police and ambulance crews were called to the scene at 9.20pm on Friday, July 13.

He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow but after being treated in the intensive care unit he passed away two days later.

Jacob was a student at Turnford School in Cheshunt and would have received his GCSE results later this month.

Friends and family have been leaving messages in their droves on a specially formed group on social network site Facebook called Remember Jacob Last R.I.P.

Fredi Clifton left the message: “Missing you more and more each day Jacob. I’m still in shock that you’re gone, it just doesn’t seem real. Sleep tight beautiful xxx.”

Laura Stokes wrote: “It’s been over a week since you’ve been gone and I can still remember like it was yesterday with you on your ped smiling with that cheeky smile on your face.

“You were such an amazing boy and you didn’t deserve to go so young. RIP sweetie.”

Lewis Wright posted: “RIP Jacob, missing you so much mate, still doesn’t feel real! I wish there was something I could do to bring you back, you will be remembered forever, love you pal.”

And a simple but poignant post from Guney Keskin said: “RIP brother Jacob 1/1/1996 - 15/07/12.”

An inquest was opened and adjourned on July 18 and the cause of death is pending toxicology results.

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