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Peter Jones of Buckley dies following an attack during night out

A 24-YEAR-OLD who underwent a lifesaving liver transplant as a child has died after being attacked in Buckley.

Peter William Jones who was on a night out with his father suffered a serious head injury during the incident in Precinct Way at 1am on Sunday.

His family had hoped his organs could be donated to help someone else, but doctors have told them this is not possible because of the medication he has been on.

Peter’s aunt, Linda Buxton of Bryn Garmon, Mold, said the family are devastated and in shock at his death.

“I’ve been with Peter through every step of his life,” she said.

“He was very poorly when he was three but he fought for his little life, we knew he wouldn’t live as long as he should with the transplant, probably until he was about 70, he shouldn’t have been taken away like this, he had 50 years left ahead of him yet.”

She added: “He was on medication all his life, so never abused the liver he was given by the grace of God, he wasn’t a big drinker.

“In the hospital the doctors asked the family about donating his organs and they agreed. They knew he was given a second chance at life and wanted to give it to someone else. They were so brave the way they dealt with it.

“It’s such a waste of a young lad, he’s been robbed of his whole life.”

She said the culprit/s believed to be responsible for his death have ruined their own lives as well as the family’s.

“We can’t believe it, we feel as if we’re in a dream and we’re going to wake up any moment,” she said. “You read about these things all the time, you never think it will happen to your family.

“He was a good-hearted lad. He was only here last week helping me in the garden and messing about with his sister, he loved a bit of fun. He was innocent, he had an innocent way about him, not cynical at all, which is rare these days.

“This is killing his mother inside. She’s had so much to bear, what has she done to deserve this?”

The Alun School, where Peter was a pupil, described him as a ‘popular and delightful’ student.

Headteacher Ashley Jones said: “Everyone here at the Alun School was shocked to hear the tragic news about Peter. We all remember him fondly as a very popular young man who always had a smile on his face. His tutor of five years remembers his cheeky sense of humour and says he was a delightful person and an absolute pleasure to have in her group.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Peter leaves behind his mum Christine, dad Peter, sister Sarah, three nieces and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

Flowers have been piling up in Buckley at the site of the attack.

At least 1,328 people have also have joined a Facebook group in his memory.

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