Tributes to toilet collapse boy
Tributes have been paid to a teenager, described as "the funniest person you could ever meet", who died after being found collapsed in college toilets.
Charlie Alford, who was 16 years old, was pronounced dead at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, on Wednesday after his body was found by staff at Cornwall College in Saltash earlier that afternoon.
Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances leading to Charlie's death, but have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the inquiry.
Friends say they have planned to gather in Charlie's memory in Lanreath, south east Cornwall, on Friday evening as those who knew him come to terms with the death.
Posting on one of several Facebook memorial pages dedicated to Charlie, Fraser Watt wrote: "You were the nicest, funniest person you could ever meet."
Alana Breakingbury described Charlie as "a great friend", adding: "I don't know anyone that didn't like you but you're now in a better place. You left your stamp on the world forever."
Devon and Cornwall Police said they were unable to comment on the possible causes of Charlie's death, but said nobody else was being sought.
A statement said: "Police were informed at around 5.30pm on Wednesday by Derriford Hospital that a 16-year-old boy had died. Staff at the Saltash site of Cornwall College found the boy collapsed in a toilet area during the afternoon. CPR was carried out by staff and he was shortly afterwards taken to hospital by ambulance and was later declared deceased.
"Police are working closely with the college to ensure the welfare of staff and students are looked after and officers, as is usual in incidents such as these, are investigating the circumstances of this death."
Teachers paid tribute to the student, who had only recently started at the college. Jan Langley, Charlie's lecturer at Cornwall College Saltash, described the teenager as "a cheeky charmer who you couldn't help but like".
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