Tributes to teenager attacked in Addlestone park

John Beaumont
Image caption John Beaumont had four older brothers

The family and friends of a 17-year-old boy who died following an assault in a Surrey park have paid tribute to him.

John Beaumont, the youngest of five brothers, was attacked in a park near Burleigh Road in Addlestone on Monday afternoon.

The teenager had just been offered a place as an apprentice mechanic at a truck company, his brother Nick said.

His eldest brother, Chris, said: "He was always smiling and always up for a laugh."

John suffered serious head injuries and was taken to St George's hospital in London, where he died on Tuesday afternoon.

Another 17-year-old boy from Chertsey has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

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