Oakham School pays tribute to popular staff member who died in tragic accident

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Oakham School has paid tribute to a staff member who died after being crushed by his car.

Graham Hurst, 43, who lived in Melton, was network manager at the school. He died on Wednesday after an accident at his home in Welby Lane on Good Friday.

Neighbours heard Mr Hurst shouting for help after his Vauxhall Astra, which he was working on, collapsed on top of him and trapped him.

He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham but died on Wednesday night.

Oakham School headteacher Nigel Lashbrook said: “Everyone associated with Oakham School is deeply shocked and saddened to learn of Graham Hurst’s tragic death.

“Graham had worked at Oakham since 2003 and he had played a major part in developing the school’s computing network and information systems.

“He was totally committed to this important role and his technical expertise will be greatly missed.

“Graham was always incredibly helpful, he went out of this way to help both staff and pupils and he always did so with a warm and engaging smile.

“He was a very valuable member of the school’s support staff who will be greatly missed and all our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.”