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Deaths of brothers shocks and saddens community

Tributes are being paid to two brothers after their bodies were found at a property in Bolton on Monday afternoon.

Jacques and Torin Lakeman, who were aged 20 and 19 respectively, were students at Castle Rushen High School.

Head Keith Winstanley said both staff and students were ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ to hear of their deaths.

Jacques, who attended the school from 2005 to 2010, has been described as an intelligent and talented student who had a wicked sense of humour and a talent for playing the guitar.

He recently left the Island to live in the UK.

Jacques’ younger brother, Torin, who attended CRHS from 2006 to 2013, was described by his previous form tutor as ‘a lovely, caring individual who would do anything for anyone’. 

He was a talented public speaker and a Corporal in the Isle of Man Combined Cadet Force.

He was studying Physics with Planetary and Space Physics at Aberystwyth University.

The effect on the whole school community has been more pronounced as the boys’ mother is a long-standing modern foreign language teacher at Castle Rushen.

A statement from the Department of Education and Children read: ‘The thoughts of everyone at the Department of Education and Children and Castle Rushen High School are with the family at this difficult time.’

A post mortem is due to be carried out later today (Wednesday).

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