Inquest opened into student’s death

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AN INQUEST has been opened following the death of a student on Hemel Hempstead Road.

Craig Burns, 18, of Keats Close, Hemel Hempstead, was a pedestrian when he was hit by a Citreon C3 near the junction with Appspond Lane and Beechtree Lane last Wednesday at 4.55pm.

The provisional cause of death is multiple traumatic injuries.

Craig was a student at West Herts College and tributes have been posted on Twitter and YouTube.

College principal Gill Worgan said: “To hear that a young life has been cut short in such tragic circumstances is always difficult.

“The thoughts of everyone at the college are with Craig’s family and friends.”