Tributes pour in for ‘beautiful’ boy, 12, knocked off bike and killed

Tributes to Cole Roper 12-year-old knocked off bike
Cole Roper was remembered as ‘sensitive and smiley’ (Pictures: Media Wales/Google)

A 12-year-old boy who was killed after being knocked off his bike has been described by his heartbroken household as their ‘beautiful boy’.

Cole Roper died in hospital on the weekend, after he was concerned in a critical incident on the A4049 between Aberbargoed and Pengam, in Wales.

The schoolboy, from Cefn Fforest, was knocked off his bike by a Blue Vauxhall Astra on Saturday at round 9.30pm.

His household have remembered little Cole as a ‘sensitive, smiley, fun-loving soul’.

In a press release launched by way of Gwent Police, they added: ‘A beautiful son, brother, grandson and pal to many.

‘Words can not describe how a lot he can be missed. Thank you from all the household for the condolences proven presently.

‘We would appreciate some time and privacy to grieve.’

Tributes to Cole Roper, 12, - pictured in school uniform - who was knocked off bike
The schoolboy was knocked off his bike on the weekend (Pictures: Media Wales)

Cole was taken to a hospital in Merthyr Tydfil however was later transferred to Cardiff’s University Hospital Wales, the place he was pronounced useless.



Another 12-year-old boy, who was additionally concerned in the incident, was handled at hospital for his accidents however has since been launched.

Meanwhile, the motive force of the car was not injured.

Messages of help have been pouring in for the household on social media, with many being from mother and father with kids on the similar faculty.

One wrote on Facebook: ‘So heartbeaking, thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, fly high young man.’

Another mum added: ‘Our boys where in the same class. From one parent to another so sorry for your loss thoughts are with you.’

The chairman of Cole’s faculty, Blackwood Comprehensive, expressed the group’s shock on the tragedy, together with the boy’s friends.

Chairman of Blackwood Comprehensive expressed its shock on the tragedy (Pictures: Google)

Andrew Farina-Childs mentioned: ‘I wish to specific my deepest condolences to the household.

‘It’s been a horrible shock to all Cole’s pals and the varsity. I perceive there was a particular meeting held on the faculty immediately.’

Tom Williams, councillor for Cefn Fforest, additionally provided his help to Cole’s household, saying: ‘We are very, very sorry and if there is anything we can do to help the family we will be there.’

Gwent Police have requested motorists who used the street across the time of the incident on Saturday to verify if they’ve any sprint cam footage that would assist officers.

Anyone with info is requested to name police on 101 quoting log 571 07/09/2019.