Free-running ‘jam’ to remember Paris Metro death teen – BBC News

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Image caption Nye Newman died in an accident in Paris on New Year’s Day

Free-runners gathered to remember a parkour addict who died in an accident on the Paris Metro.

Nye Frankie Newman, 17, from Aldershot in Hampshire, died in the French uppercase on New Year’s Day.

Speaking at the tribute in Guildford, his mother Debs Malone told the crowd of teenagers to carry his being “forever”.

A minute’s silence was held at the occurrence, organised by the Brewman parkour group Mr Newman co-founded.

His friends took part in a “remembrance jam-pack” afterwards.


Ms Malone, 49, remarked: “Can I ask you all, delight carry Nye’s spirit with you forever and ever, and smile.

“I want you all to put your hand on your nature now and we are going to get down for my boy.

“Stay safe, stay heroic, remain strong yeah? And be happy.”

‘Very eccentric’

Alex Grubb, 18, who helped to organise the episode, described the adolescent as species, care and “very eccentric”.

He spoke: “He had his own style, he wasn’t like anyone else. He was a bit out there, exceedingly opinionated but exceedingly caring at the same time.”

Organisers calculated about 200 beings attended the memorial.

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Image caption Mr Newman called Hong Kong and China in 2016

Before the incident, Guildford council and Surrey Police had warned transactions to take “reasonable measures to prevent rooftop access”.

But organiser Luke Stones, 16, alleged: “We have had made quite clear parties should not go on rooftops.

“If they go on rooftops, it’s not parkour, that’s another boast. Today, we are persisting to ground level.”

He did rooftop passing was more usually referred to as urbex, clambering or roof-topping.

Mr Stones responded parties had tripped in communities across Europe and Hong Kong, where Mr Newman called in the summer.

He supposed organisers could not provide comments on Mr Newman’s extinction, but substantiated he “was not participating in parkour” at the time of the accident.

‘Form of expression’

Guildford council said it rendered Portsmouth Road car park as a meeting place for the memorial, but not as a plaza for free-running.

A statement told: “By provisioning an area for the monumental contest, members of the council does not condone or inspire parkour or free-running in our parking lot, belongings or anywhere else in the cities or borough, whether it is at a low level or on rooftops.”


Mr Stones defended the activity and mentioned: “It is another form of exercise.

“It is a way to express your spirits through movement.

“When you’re doing parkour you’re at one with yourself, it’s almost like a meditation.”

The UK this year became the firstly country to officially recognise parkour as a athletic.

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