Family of George Verrier describe sadness over death of ‘much loved’ Bromley teenager

18:59 03 September 2013

George Verrier, 17, of Bromley

George Verrier, 17, of Bromley


The family of a George Verrier, who died on Sunday after a friend’s birthday party in Bromley, have described their sadness over the death of the “much loved” teenager.

A statement on behalf of his 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.

“We would ask for privacy at this very difficult time.”

George, a trainee electrician, was injured in Southborough Road at about 12.45am while on his way home from a 16th birthday party in adjacent Blenheim Road.

Witnesses described a street brawl involving around 20 poeple at the junction of the two streets.

George was discovered unconscious at a home in Ferndale, around a mile away, the next morning and taken to hospital but later died shortly after 6pm.

Police said he appeared to have suffered a head injury as a result of the earlier “altercation”, and enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

A 17-year-old arrested in connection with his death has been bailed until October.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has ordered a local investigation into claims that police who saw George after he was injured told the teenager to get a bus to hospital.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman had said he had “declined” to be taken to hospital after officers administered first aid.

The IPCC will handle the case if any misconduct comes to light in the police investigation.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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