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Online tributes for 'a true gentleman'

Mr John Atkinson
Mr John Atkinson


He was reportedly 28 and from Radcliffe, Bury, where he studied health and social care at Bury College.

Ms Hayley Dickenson, a friend of Mr Atkinson, said in an online tribute reported by the BBC that he was "a true gentleman" and "one in a million and loved by so many".

A fundraising page which she set up to help his family has raised almost £5,000 (S$9,000) since it was created on Tuesday.

Ms Natalie Dalton, a contributor, wrote on the page: "Absolutely devastated. What a great, caring gentleman you were. Fly high, mate. You will be missed by many xxxx".

Local lawmaker Ivan Lewis tweeted: "Our Radcliffe community will do all we can to support John's family."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2017, with the headline 'Online tributes for 'a true gentleman''. Print Edition | Subscribe