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Parkour teen's ashes to be scattered around the world

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Image caption Nye Frankie Newman was involved in a train accident on the Paris Metro

The ashes of a free runner killed on the Paris Metro will be scattered around the world, his family says.

Nye Frankie Newman, 17, from Aldershot, was involved in a train accident on the Metro on New Year's Day.

His mother, Deborah Malone-Newman, said Nye's ashes were being given to family and members of his parkour group to take on their travels.

The family hopes to have Nye's ashes scattered in 100 countries.

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Image caption It is hoped Nye's ashes will be scattered in 100 countries by members of his parkour group

Ms Malone-Newman insists the accident on 1 January was not due to "train surfing".

She said: "It was a trip that was not solely for parkour purposes.

"He was sightseeing with his girlfriend - they were on their way to the fireworks - he was trying to take a picture, popped his head out the train door and a heavy object hit his head."

Investigations are continuing into Nye's death with a pre-inquest review hearing expected to take place on 22 May.

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