‘Milky Bar Kid’ dies in car crash

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager from Crofton who died in a car accident in Australia.

George Reynolds, 19, died in the accident on Sunday, March 25.

Mr Reynolds, formerly of Ashdene Approach, moved with his family to Perth, Australia, seven years ago.

But his family had been well known in the Crofton area after they adopted and fostered many children during their time there.

Mr Reynolds had lived with his adopted parents, Janet and John Reynolds, since he was 11 months old.

He had attended Shay Lane J&I School and Crofton High School.

And over in Australia he had recently started an apprenticeship and was training to be a commercial floor layer.

Mrs Reynolds, who used to help run the Crofton Brownies, Rainbows and Scouts, said: “He really enjoyed it, he never moaned when he had to get up early for work.

“He was very popular, he had lots and lots of friends and a wonderful girlfriend who he adored, which was really nice.”

The active youngster had enjoyed fishing with his friends, and was also part of a group called Interact – a Rotary club for young people.

Mrs Reynolds said he had a great sense of humour and had happily accepted his nickname of the Milky Bar Kid.

His funeral and cremation took place on Monday, April 2.

Mrs Reynolds added: “It was lovely, there must have been about 40 of his friends there, which was really, really nice.

“He probably would have blushed with all the good things we said about him.”