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Tributes to teacher crushed in Brighton bin lorry
3:49pm Tuesday 14th July 2009 in News
This is the first picture of the man crushed to death by a Brighton bin lorry, respected maths teacher and rugby coach Scott Williams.
Tributes to Mr Williams, 35, have today been paid by friends and colleagues who say he was an inspiration to children.
The teacher died after falling asleep in an industrial bin after a drinking into the early hours of Sunday morning.
His body was discovered more than 24 hours later by workers at the North Quay waste transfer site in Newhaven.
Mr Williams, of London, was fondly remembered by former colleague Jacqueline Glazerman, who worked with him at Harrow High and Sports College until 2006.
Ms Glazerman said that Scott was a 'fantastic teacher' who was an inspiration to children in his role as a maths and physical education teacher.
He also coached the school's rugby team.
She said: "Scott was a lovely man and a fantastic teacher.
"I used to work with him and it's a real shock to here of how he died.
"It really is terrible.
"He was a really nice guy and was easy to get on with and was great with the kids.
"He will be sadly missed."
Mr Williams, who was educated in New Zealand and gained a Bachelors degree in physical education from Otago University and a Diploma in Teaching at Auckland College of Education, worked at Harrow High between 2002 and 2006.
He previously worked as a supply teacher in London and worked as a rugby coach and PE teacher at Pakuranga College, Auckland, New Zealand, between 1998 and 2000.
One of Scott's pals, who did not want to be named, said he loved a good drink.
The pal, who previously worked with Scott, said: "He was a typical rugby-playing type of bloke.
"He was great fun and loved a drink or two, but this is so so tragic I can't quite believe it.
"I just don't know what must have been going through his head to have got into a wheelie bin after a night out."
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