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Tributes to boy killed crossing A64 to get school bus

Alexander John Bradley
Image caption The youngster was crossing a road to get the bus to school when the incident happened

The family of a boy who died after being knocked down on a North Yorkshire road have said he "will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched".

Alexander John Bradley was crossing the A64 to get the bus to school on Monday when he was hit. Police said a van and a car were involved in the incident.

A family statement said he was a "wonderful son, brother and grandson".

Phil Loftus, head teacher of the 12-year-old's school, Norton College, said he was a popular and bright pupil.

Mr Loftus added: "As a school, we are mourning the loss of someone so young and full of life.

"Since he arrived in year 7, it was clear that Alex was a very bright and able pupil.

'Mature beyond years'

"He settled quickly and made friends easily. He was popular with classmates and well liked.

"He often displayed maturity beyond his years and was always helpful.

"He engaged totally with all aspects of school life, academically and practically.

"Before the start of the school day he was often found helping out on the school farm and wanting to take part in sporting activities."

Police said a Renault Scenic and a white van were involved in the incident, which happened at about 0740 GMT on Monday on the A64 at West Heslerton.

He was taken to Scarborough General Hospital with serious injuries, where he later died.

North Yorkshire police have appealed for witnesses.

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