Tribute to former student at Barton Court Grammar School in Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Jun 28, 2016 - 11:45 AM


The family of a man who died following a collision in Nonington have paid tribute to a sweet, loyal and decent man who will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.



Owain also found love in recent years as a devoted boyfriend to his girlfriend and sweetheart


Owain Boughtwood’s VW Polo was involved in a single vehicle collision on the Sandwich Road in the early hours of Friday 24 June.


Owain was taken to Kings College Hospital, London, but later died of his injuries.

In a statement his family said: ‘Owain was 21 years old and a much-loved son and the youngest of six children. He was part of a large, loving family and the fun-loving uncle to nine nephews and nieces. Owain also found love in recent years as a devoted boyfriend to his girlfriend and sweetheart.

‘Owain had recently returned home from Santa Clara University, California, where he was two years through his four year undergraduate studies. Prior to going to university, Owain attended Chaucer School before moving on to Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury, to study A-Levels.

‘Owain was a skilled footballer with an awesome left foot and change of pace. From a young age he played for Folkestone Invicta and Ashford as well as representing Kent. He was a talented cricketer and all-round sportsman. He loved music and was an accomplished musician, teaching himself to play guitar and drums.

‘All those who had the good fortune to know Owain, recognised how much of a sweet, loyal and decent man he was. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew and loved him.

‘The family request privacy at this tragic and sad time.’

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to the collision, which occurred at 0.38am on Friday 24 June.

Investigating officer Police Constable Mick Sayer from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: ‘A dark grey VW Polo was travelling along the Sandwich Road from Nonington towards Chillenden when it left the road and was in collision with a tree.

‘We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or from anyone who saw the VW Polo beforehand. They are asked to phone the dedicated SCIU appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting 24-043 or SCIU/DB/MD/123/16. Alternatively email’



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