Re­sults day tinged with sad­ness for friend Livvy

School ‘deeply sad­dened’ at news of pop­u­lar pupil found dead at fes­ti­val A LEVEL re­sults day was tinged with sad­ness at St Cle­ment Danes School in Chor­ley Wood as stu­dents mourned the death of one of their peers, Livvy Christo­pher.

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Hamp­shire Po­lice re­ported the death of the Che­sham teenager on Mon­day Au­gust 15, when she was found un­re­spon­sive in her tent at the BoomTown Fes­ti­val site near Winch­ester.

A po­lice state­ment said that de­spite the ef­forts of paramedics and the on-site doc­tor, Livvy was pro­nounced dead at the scene. The death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

Josephine Valen­tine, head­teacher of St Cle­ment Danes School said: “The stu­dents and staff at the school were deeply sad­dened and up­set to hear of the tragic death of Livvy Christo­pher. Livvy was a pop­u­lar and suc­cess­ful stu­dent, who had many friends and was well-liked by her teach­ers.

“It is poignant that her death came be­fore she was able to col­lect A level re­sults of which she would have been proud.

“We will miss Livvy deeply and our thoughts are with her fam­ily and many friends at this tragic time.”

Ear­lier in the week trib­utes flooded in from heart­bro­ken friends and class­mates on so­cial me­dia, who said they were “in bits” over her death.

Close friend So­phie Cooper de­scribed Livvy as a “beau­ti­ful per­son”, adding that she “brought so much joy to life and will al­ways be in our hearts”. Livvy’s best friend, Ge­orgina Hutchins, from Rick­mansworth, also paid her re­spects to the teenager on Face­book af­ter hear­ing of the tragedy.

She wrote: “Last night I found out that I lost my best friend. Words can’t be­gin to de­scribe how dev­as­tated I am and how much I am go­ing to miss you.

“I will never for­get how eas­ily you brought smiles and laugh­ter to any sit­u­a­tion even in the worst of times. Not hav­ing you here just won’t be the same.

“I will for­ever cher­ish the mem­o­ries we had to­gether. You were truly a char­ac­ter. Love you for­ever and al­ways Liv.”

Oth­ers fol­lowed suit, de­scrib­ing Livvy as a “great fun” and “amaz­ing” friend who lit up ev­ery­one’s life she touched.

Cal­lum Chap­pell said: “Rip Livvy. Hon­estly the most funny and amus­ing per­son to be around, the world lost some­one amaz­ing.”

Writ­ing on her Face­book page, Lexii Stubbs, whose sis­ter Ime was close to Livvy, added: “What a lovely girl, ab­so­lutely dev­as­tated. Love to my lit­tle sis­ter and her friends who are in ab­so­lute bits.”

The in­quest into Livvy’s death be­gan on Wed­nes­day Au­gust 17, and was ad­journed un­til Novem­ber 7.

Speak­ing af­ter the news of Livvy’s death, a spokesman for Hamp­shire Po­lice said: “Sadly, de­spite ef­forts from paramedics and the on-site doc­tor, she was pro­nounced dead at the scene. The death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious but in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing on be­half of the coroner. Of­fi­cers con­tinue to work closely with BoomTown or­gan­is­ers, and wit­nesses and friends who were at the event are be­ing sup­ported.”

The cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing Livvy’s death have not yet been con­firmed.

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