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Family tribute to festival crash teenager from Cornwall

Henry Minns
Image caption Henry Minns' family said he had a "very happy Cornish childhood"

The family of a Cornish teenager who was killed in a road accident on the Isle of Wight have paid tribute to him, saying he had a "huge zest for life".

Henry Minns, 19, of Penryn, died after being hit by a car near the site of the Bestival music event on 12 September.

His parents Martin and Rosie and brothers, Tom and Christopher, said he was was "gregarious and outgoing".

They added that he had a "very happy Cornish childhood and was greatly loved by his family and many close friends".

The family said: "Henry loved music, played violin and guitar - classical and contemporary - and had started learning the double bass.

"He had just finished his foundation year at Falmouth College of Arts and was working for a printer in Penryn while deciding on his future in music, architecture or graphic design.

"He was greatly loved by his family and by his many close friends. He gave so much back to all of us and we are devastated by our loss."

A 33-year-old man from Worthing, West Sussex, arrested after the collision was questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was released until 13 December pending further police inquiries.

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