Kent

Kyle Coen: Funeral for 'immensely popular' teenager

Kyle Coen
Image caption Kyle Coen was cycling towards Faversham when he was hit by a car

Scores of people are expected to gather at the funeral of a 14-year-old boy who was killed on his bike in a hit-and-run accident in Kent.

Kyle Coen was struck by a Fiat Bravo on the A2, near Sittingbourne, and pronounced dead at the scene in July.

His is funeral is being held at the Garden Of England Crematorium, Sittingbourne later.

A 27-year-old woman and a man, 23, who were questioned over his death are due to answer police bail on 4 October.

Kyle, who was from Sittingbourne, was riding towards his girlfriend Donna Clarke's house in Faversham when he was struck from behind, on 30 July.

The Sittingbourne Community College student was treated by paramedics but died shortly after the incident, at 21:00 BST.

'Thoughts and prayers'

Kent Police said a grey Fiat Bravo was recovered near to the scene and have appealed for witnesses.

Following his Kyle's death, Neil Golding, head of school, said: "The College was deeply saddened about Kyle.

"At this time our thoughts and prayers are very much with his family and friends. Kyle was an immensely popular young man who had made many, many friends in his time at the College.

"The strength of feeling about Kyle has been clearly demonstrated by the words and actions of his friends and loved ones."

Mr Golding said there would be an opportunity for students to "celebrate Kyle's life and to remember him" at the school in September.

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