Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale now

Samaritans warn offensive tweeters following death of Ilford personal trainer

07:00 08 August 2014

Abdu Hemmaida not long before he died. Picture: Islam Hemmaida

Abdu Hemmaida not long before he died. Picture: Islam Hemmaida

Archant

The Samaritans have told tweeters to “think carefully” about what they type when their transport is delayed by suspected suicides.

Personal trainer Abdu HemmaidaPersonal trainer Abdu Hemmaida

Friends and loved ones tweeted emotional messages following the death of Abdu Hemmaida, of Horace Avenue, Rush Green, at Romford station last week but others vented their anger about train delays on social media.

The 21-year-old was a personal trainer at Virgin Active, in Clements Road, Ilford.

Users such as @Sawyer21, @deanogreenslade and @lyne_frankie wrote messages too offensive for the Recorder to print.

@MikeBenne tweeted: “Person killed jumping in front of a train at Romford is causing major delays. Can’t they clear him up after rush hour!”

The Samaritans’ communications director, Sophie Borromeo, said: “It’s sad to see comments like these. We would urge people to think carefully about what they publish online.

“Each suicide is a tragedy and comments like these can add to the pain of bereaved friends and family.

“It’s important to remember that suicide is a complex issue. When a person is experiencing suicidal feelings, they may not be thinking with a clear mind and may not be able to see past their own situation. Instead, they may feel hopeless, disconnected or believe that others might be better off without them.”

Anyone going through a difficult time or has been affected by Abdu’s death can contact the Samaritans any time on 08457 909090.

Read more:

Personal trainer, 21, who died at Romford station ‘didn’t realise how many people cared for him’

Man who died at Romford station named as 21-year-old former Bower Park Academy pupil

Person killed by train in Romford

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

13:22
Shooting on Green Lane near Goodmayes Road

A man shot yesterday morning in Goodmayes has been discharged from hospital.

16:19
Al Noor primary school head Someera Butt and trustee Sadiq Kothia in the playground

A charity and the council will join forces to open a Muslim primary school in 2017 if plans are given the go-ahead.

The area around Ilford station has been designated to become a new housing zone.

A £55million cash injection to help build more than 2,000 new homes in Ilford will kick-start a major regeneration of the town centre.

07:01
Hospital trust boss Matthew Hopkins.

The trust that runs King George Hospital remains in special measures as A&E waiting times are below targets and outpatient services are struggling to meet demand.

Most read news

Competitions

Tansy the pony from the Chigwell Riding Centre for Special Needs visited Bancroft's Preparatory School on their charity day

A very special guest visited the children at a school in Woodford Green last week.

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder