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Julian Randall death: Reading man 'put smiles on faces'

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Image caption Julian Randall's family said he was "well known" to people in Reading

A teenager who died after being hit by a car "put a smile on those around him", his family has said.

Julian Randall, 19, from Reading, was seen walking in the road along Valley Road in Hughenden, High Wycombe, on Monday night when he was struck by a Vauxhall Mokka.

He was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital but later died from his injuries.

Mr Randall's family said in a statement he was "a best friend to all".

They added: "Julian James Randall was one of the craziest and well known people of Reading.

"He was never one to judge and everyone that knew him was honoured.

"He never failed to put a smile on those around him, we all love and miss you Julian. Heaven gained an angel. Rest in peace beautiful."

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has started an investigation into Thames Valley Police's response because the force had received calls prior to the crash that Mr Randall was walking in the road.

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