Nottingham

Vigil held in Bingham for 'bubbly' hit-and-run victim Jack Archer

Jack Archer
Image caption Jack Archer was described as "cheerful and happy" by his friends and teachers

A vigil has been held in honour of a "bubbly" 14-year-old who was killed after being knocked from his bicycle.

The tribute to Nottinghamshire teenager Jack Archer was held on Thursday evening in the Market Place at Bingham in Nottinghamshire.

He was killed on Monday night as he cycled along a road near Bingham.

Friends and schoolmates signed books of condolence at the vigil for the teenager, who was described as "a really bubbly guy".

County Council youth worker Dave Warren said the whole community had been affected.

"We went down to the crash site and what we noticed was there were a lot of parents and young people turning up and they were just devastated.

Image caption School friends gathered at the Market Place on Thursday evening

"It is the sort of tragic thing that actually affects everybody … especially if you have got your own kids."

A 28-year-old man arrested after the crash on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been questioned and released on bail.

Investigators are still keen to trace the occupants of a dark-coloured Audi Q5 or Q7-type car which overtook Jack before the collision happened.

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