‘Charming, caring, loyal’ – tributes to Ramarni Crosby

TRIBUTES have been paid to 16-year-old Ramarni Crosby from Frampton on Severn who sadly died last week.

Described as a ‘lovely lad’, he was fatally stabbed in Stratton Road off Barton Street in Gloucester last Wednesday, December 15.

A ‘charming, caring, loyal young man’, his death has been devastating to his family, friends and community.

The teenager’s former headteacher Richard Johnson, of Severn Vale School in Quedgeley, said Ramarni would be remembered with ‘great fondness and affection’.

Ramarni – known as Marnie by friends – was a student at the school until he left last year.

In a statement Mr Johnson said: “The staff and students at Severn Vale School were deeply shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news regarding our former student Ramarni Crosby.

“Ramarni was a charismatic and popular student, well liked by both staff and his peers. He had his full life ahead of him and that has been cruelly taken away. We will remember him with great fondness and affection.

“Our thoughts are with Ramarni’s family and his many friends at this terrible time.”

Ramarni was a keen rugby player and played for Dursley Rugby Club for eight years.

The club paid tribute to their former player, who was a member from age seven to 15.

His coach during that time, James Luck, described him as ‘a lovely lad who was well liked and respected by his team mates and coaches’.

Now family friend Daisy has set up a fundraising campaign to help the family ‘give Ramarni the send off he deserves’, with friends and residents already donating more than £11,000.

On the page Daisy said: “Those that knew Marnie will know that he was a charming, caring, loyal young man and his death has been devastating to his family, friends and the whole local community.

“With the approval of Ramarni’s family I am setting up this page hoping to raise some money to help cover the unexpected funeral costs of this brilliant young man who touched so many lives.”

Contribute at gofund.me/06a1ba98

Three teenagers aged 15, 16, and 17 have been jointly charged with murder following Ramarni’s death.

The teens, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Bristol Crown Court today (Tuesday).

They have been remanded in secure accommodation until a plea hearing on January 24.

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