Tributes paid to 'a perfect son'

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The mother of a teenager who was found hanged at his home has paid tribute to him.

Robbie Hale, 16, was discovered dead at his house in Corsair Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, on Saturday.

Tributes have since poured in from classmates and friends mourning the loss of a 'great lad'.

Dozens of flowers have been laid at a shrine in his memory outside Bay House School, in Gosport, where he attended the Sixth Form College.

Robbie's mum, Lorraine Hale, said: 'Robbie was a kind, gorgeous, caring, funny and intelligent young man – a true gent.

'He was perfect in every way and we will never forget him.

'He could have been a mould for a perfect son, brother and grandson and he was precious to us and everyone who was lucky enough to know him.

'We're sure he'll already be lighting up everyone's faces with his beautiful smile in heaven.

'He will be hugely missed by everyone who knew him.

'Robbie will be forever in all our hearts.

'We all loved him so much and always will.'

Meanwhile, Ian Potter, the headteacher of Bay House, has also paid tribute to him.

'The school is shocked and greatly saddened by the loss of Robbie, a pupil of Bay House since he was in Year 7 and then a student in the Sixth Form,' he said.

'Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with Robbie's family.

'Robbie was a great lad who involved himself wholeheartedly in many aspects of school life.

'Only last Friday he was sporting a colourful pair of trousers in school and was out bowling that evening with a group of his mates.

'Robbie's popularity with students and staff alike was evident.

'The strength of feeling and compassion that has been demonstrated by so many over the past few days has only reinforced this.

'He will be hugely missed and his death will certainly have an impact on the school community.'

Yesterday, Mr Potter held school assemblies throughout the day to speak with every student about the tragedy.

A group of his friends are meeting at the school later this week to prepare a tribute to the 16-year-old.

Mr Potter added: 'The school is doing all it can to try to support his friends and fellow students.

'We are grateful to members of the local church communities and others who have given their time to assist us in this.

'We shall be working with Robbie's family and friends in the days ahead regarding plans for how we will remember Robbie and his contribution to the Bay House community.'

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a group was set up on social networking website Facebook in Robbie's memory.

Hundreds of heartfelt messages have been posted as well as pictures of Robbie with his friends.

Hampshire Police say they were called to Corsair Close, in Cherque Farm, by paramedics at 12.37pm on Saturday.

A police spokesman confirmed the 16-year-old had been found hanged.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

FRIENDS REMEMBER 'ONE IN A MILLION'

Almost 100 floral tributes to Robbie have been left outside his school.

Over the weekend, tributes appeared outside the entrance of Bay House School, in Gomer Lane, Gosport, where Robbie was a sixth form student.

Mourners left tokens in memory of the 16-year-old including flowers, plants, candles, balloons and soft toys.

Before school began yesterday, dozens of tearful students gathered at the memorial to pay their respects.

A group of friends added their signatures to a Liverpool FC flag and shirt to celebrate his love of football.

They also left a ball, boots and football socks.

His friend Lucy Langston wrote: 'Robbie, you're one in a million.

'Your cheeky sense of humour never failed to make me smile and laugh.

'All the great memories we had together will stay in my heart forever.

'My love and thoughts are with your family and closest friends. Sleep tight.'

Other tributes said: 'You're one in a million, boy!

'I never expected to write this kind of letter before, especially not for the happiest person I knew.

'You've touched so many people and I just wish you could have realised that.

'I am a lucky girl to have had the opportunity to be your friend, Robbie.

'Anyone who didn't meet you didn't get to see you shine.

'It's heart-breaking that you are gone, but I guess heaven needed another angel and you're the man for the job.

'I love you so much. Jodie.'

One tribute said: 'Robbie, you will be missed buddy. Love, Karl.'

Another added: 'Robbie, you will be missed by all. Adam.'

On Sunday, someone sprayed 'RIP Robbie Hale' on the wall in black paint.

School staff later placed a cordon around the tributes to prevent them from being disturbed.

THOUSANDS SIGN UP TO FACEBOOK TRIBUTE PAGE

Tributes have been paid to Robbie on a Facebook page called 'Rest in Peace Robbie Hale, We love you man'.

So far more than 1,300 people have signed up to the group, with hundreds leaving heartfelt messages, talking about their memories of Robbie and showing support to his family.

Some friends have posted photographs of Robbie on the page.

Robbie's sister, Danielle Hale, said: 'Love you so much. Can't believe you've left me you silly sausage. Rest in peace baby bro.'

Bethany Danwals said: 'You were so loved in life and you still are now you've gone and left us. Wish I would have known you better dude, we had some excellent chats. I always considered you so highly. Cheekiest grin on earth, won't be forgotten.'

Holly Pattison added: 'Doesn't seem real, I can't believe you're gone. Such a lovely genuine guy. So many great memories with you, were all gonna miss you Rob. Hope you're happy wherever you are. We'll never forget you.'

Jack Brydon said: 'Been down to see your memorial man, it's so nice and there are so many people out there who loved you, still do and are missing you. Let's just hope they are treating you good where you are now man. Wish you were still with us, rest in peace.'

Livvie Quirk said: 'Robbie, thank you for all the happiness and advice you've given me. Even if I was chatting rubbish you still listened and managed to make me laugh, you're a sweetheart and in a much better place. All my love goes out to your family and friends, rest in peace babe.'

Jake Wheelwright said: 'We've lost a kind, funny and generally the biggest legend of a mate, hope you are now in peace, rip.'