Moving tributes paid to teenage accident victim Haroon Ahmed

Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died in a collision in Preston.
Haroon Ahmed. Picture: Justice For All People's CampaignHaroon Ahmed. Picture: Justice For All People's Campaign
Haroon Ahmed. Picture: Justice For All People's Campaign

Haroon Ahmed died after a car crashed into the gates of Preston cemetery in New Hall Lane on Thursday February 4.

Today the keen footballer was described as "the son that any mother could wish for."

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Police say Haroon was a front seat passenger in a BMW 1 Series which hit the roundabout opposite the Hesketh Arms pub before overturning and crashing into the entrance to the cemetery.

Today his family paid tribute and asked for mourners to respect the current coronavirus restrictions surrounding his funeral.

A fund-raising page set up for charity in his name has already raised more than £26,000.

A statement on Facebook announced "with great sadness the death of Haroon Ahmed, age 18, Son of Maaz Ahmed, Cave Street, Fishwick, Preston.

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"Haroon was a lovely young lad who was doing Quran Hafiz, also played football for Nelson".

The statement added that in view of the coronavirus social distancing restrictions, there will be no Condolence / Taziyat sitting at this time.

Mourners were requested to offer prayers and recitals from their own homes.

Iram Amin is organizing a GoFundMe page in Haroon's memory.

The fund-raising page states: "Haroon has tragically passed away at the mere age of 18.

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"A son, grandson, brother, cousin and a nephew who was always full of life.

"Haroon would light up a room with his radiant smile and jolly presence. Many who had the privilege of knowing Haroon will vouch as to what an amazing, respectful and caring person he was.

"Haroon passed away with the Quran in his heart. He was a Hafiz of Quran.

"The son that any mother could wish for. The brother who was always loving and caring.

"A friend that would put everyone before himself.

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"Haroon was a pillar in the community that gave a lot of his time helping the youth and providing a safe environment to ensure children had the best opportunities growing up. He was selfless"

Proceeds of the fundraiser will go to Sadaqah Jariah. The specific details of how it will be spent will re revealed later.

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