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Hampstead graffiti artist among three young men killed on railway tracks

Family pays tribute to art student killed at Loughborough Junction

19 June, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Jack Gilbert, Alberto Fresneda Carrasco and Harrison Scott-Hood

A YOUNG graffiti artist found dead on railway tracks had a “passion to draw” and was due to start a graphic design course, his family have said.

Alberto Fresneda Carrasco, 19, from Hampstead, was one of three young graffiti artists who died in the Loughborough Junction tragedy yesterday (Monday).

The bodies of Alberto, Jack Gilbert, 23, and Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, from Muswell Hill were found on the tracks by police.

A statement from his family said: “Alberto had left home at five o’clock on Sunday afternoon. His last message was at ten o’clock that evening announcing his intention to return home for dinner. Our concern grew after many hours without hearing from him.”

The statement said Alberto had “felt at home in north London” since arriving in 2011. He saw the basketball final between the United States and Spain at the Olympic Games. An Everton and Sevilla fan, he played football in a local team.

The statement added: “From a very young age, his passion was to draw. He was ready to study graphic design at the London College of Communication (LCC) from September. In recent years, he showed interest in the world of fashion and came up with a brand with his own designs. Another of his hobbies was buying clothes in charity shops and reselling it on the internet. He had a special eye for business.

“His absence has left a deep hole in the family. His mother Isabel, his father Carlos and his bothers Miguel, 21, and Julio, 14, appreciate the support and ask that their privacy be respected in these specially sad times for us and for the city.”

Detectives believe the three men were hit by an out of service passenger train shortly after 1am. The train has been identified and has been forensically examined.

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson said: “The initial evidence we have been able to gather indicates that the men may have been on the track for the purposes of spraying graffiti. We know the men were seen in the Brixton area of South London earlier on Sunday evening and we are working to trace their movements.”

 

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