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Tribute paid to Wisbech man

Tribute has been paid to Elliott Johnson, 21.
Tribute has been paid to Elliott Johnson, 21.

Tribute has been paid to a 21-year-old Wisbech man who died at a railway station.

Elliott Johnson had been described as “irreplaceable” and caring following his death on Tuesday last week.

British Transport Police were called to Sandy Railway Station just after 6.40pm and Mr Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious

Mr Johnson was the son of Wisbech Society chairman Ray Johnson and his wife Alison.

A statement released by the family said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our exceptional son, brother, grandson and nephew Elliott.

“He exuded a passionate enthusiasm for everything in his life, especially for politics and history.

“Having recently gained a 2:1 honours degree in History, from Nottingham University, Elliott was pursuing a successful start to a career in political journalism in London.

“This was Elliott’s dream and he was excited at a number of new opportunities on the horizon.

“He was caring and loyal to family and friends and will be irreplaceable to everyone who knew and cared for him.

“We are struggling to express our sense of profound loss; we will always carry Elliott in our hearts and thoughts.

“The messages of support and love for Elliott touch our hearts. He has clearly made a significant positive impact on a great many lives.

“At this most difficult time we would ask for time and privacy to grieve as a family.”

Mr Johnson was a former chairman of Wisbech Youth Council.

MP Steve Barclay said: “Elliott was a much liked member of our local Conservative Party. He showed a strong commitment to campaigning both at a local and national level, an intelligent and thoughtful approach to issues, and a passion for making our community a better place. We are all shocked and saddened by this terrible news and will miss Elliott a great deal. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray and Alison at this devastating time.”

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