Vigil for much-loved Sheffield student Mohammed Elashry who died after crash

Friends will gather this evening to pay their respects to a hugely popular University of Sheffield student who died following a city centre car crash.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 10:05 am
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 10:10 am
Mohammed Elashry was described as an 'incredibly lovely boy'

A vigil in memory of Mohammed Elashry will be held outside the university's Octagon Centre off Brook Hill from 5.30pm today, followed by a service at the Activities Zone where those who knew the 20-year-old architecture student can share their favourite memories of him.

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Mohammed Elashry died two days after being injured in a collision near the university

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Friends and staff have paid tribute, describing him as an 'incredibly lovely boy' and praising his huge potential and commitment to volunteering.

The memorial ceremony has been jointly organised by the university's Egyptian Society, to which Mr Elashry belonged, and the Students' Union.

Mr Elashry was born in Egypt but lived in Kuwait with his family before travelling to the UK to study.

Mohammed Elashry died two days after being injured in a collision near the university

Anyone with information or dash cam footage of the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting the incident number 220 of February 27.