Bridge-plunge teen named

Date published: 16 January 2014

A TEENAGER who died in a fall from a motorway bridge as been confirmed as 16-year-old Mohammed Abdul Razzak, an intelligent, talented student with a bright future.

Oldham Academy North principal Colette Burgess has paid tribute to Mohammed as one of the Royton school’s finest pupils.

The teenager was found badly injured on a slip road of the M60 in Hollinwood in the early hours of January 6 after plunging from the bridge. He died in hospital shortly afterwards, and his funeral took place at Madina Mosque Coldhurst on Tuesday.

Mrs Burgess said Mohammed had an “exemplary” behaviour record and was student associate-principal on the school council. He was talented in computer studies, had set up his own website and was expected to do well in his exams this summer.

“Everyone is extremely saddened by the news of his death,” said Mrs Burgess. “Students and staff have been informed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

“He was a popular and mature young man, highly regarded by his teachers and well-respected by his peers.”

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances concerning Mohammed’s death.