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School tribute to cyclist Jim Hodgson, 14, from Powys

Jim Hodgson
Image caption Jim Hodgson had a great sense of humour, his head teacher said

A head teacher has paid tribute to a "very popular" 14-year-old student who died while cycling in Powys.

Jim Hodgson, from Arddleen near Welshpool, was critically injured after a collision near his home on the A483 on 5 January.

He was taken to hospital in Shrewsbury but was later transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital where he died.

Gavin Randell, head of Brynllywarch Hall School near Newtown, said he would be sadly missed.

Mr Randell said: "Jim had been a student at Brynllywarch for just over two years.

'Difficult time'

"He was a very popular student with both pupils and staff.

"Jim was a very thoughtful young man who was always happy to help other students and had a great sense of humour.

"Jim will be sadly missed by staff and students at the school and at this difficult time our thoughts are with his family."

The collision happened on the A483 north of Welshpool, between Four Crosses and Arddleen, at about 16:40 GMT.

Investigation continue and police have asked anyone with information to call police in Newtown on 101.

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