An outpouring of support has followed a fatal crash near Shipston.

The Cotswold community has been mourning the deaths of three Chipping Campden School pupils following a crash on the B4305 Campden Road.

Harry Purcell, Matilda Seccombe, and Frank Wormald have all died due to their injuries, the school’s principal, John Sanderson.

Now, friends, neighbours and local dignitaries have shared their condolences.

The mayor of Chipping Campden, councillor Chris Jones, said: “The Community of Chipping Campden are deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy.

"We would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the family, friends and school community at this very difficult time.”

Cotswold District councillor for Campden and Vale, Gina Blomefield, added: “I was utterly devastated by the terrible news.

“I expressed my sorrows to John Sanderson, who will add them to the many he will have received to pass on to the parents, families and friends most deeply affected.

“Clearly it will have a huge impact on the School and the local community and I am sure there will be heartfelt support for those who will be bereft at the loss of these students.”

Nigel Huddleston MP has also shared his sympathies.

“My heart goes out to all those impacted and my thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones at such an early age," said the MP for Mid Worcestershire.

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Chipping Campden School pupils and staff gathered on Sunday afternoon to offer support to one another as books of condolence were opened for each of the students.

The school has now set aside an area next to the flagpole for members of the community to lay flowers and messages of condolence, with the school flag at half-mast.

Flowers have also been laid at the scene of the crash.

A special service was held at 6pm on Monday evening (April 24) in St James Church where guests were able to pray for those who have died, those who are still injured, and those who are in mourning.

Meanwhile, Chipping Campden Cricket Club has announced the cancellation of a fun day out of respect.

“It was with profound sadness that we as a club learned of the tragic events of Friday,” said a club spokesperson.

“Like all of the Chipping Campden community, our hearts go out to the family and friends of all those affected.

“At this time, it would be inappropriate to be holding our family fun day and therefore, we will be cancelling this Sunday’s event (April 30).”