July 24, 2021, 12:36

    Boy, 16, killed in e-scooter hit-and-run horror described as “wonderful son”

    Boy, 16, killed in e-scooter hit-and-run horror described as “wonderful son”

    The devastated parents of a teenager boy, thought to be the youngest to die on an e-scooter, have described him as a "wonderful son, brother, uncle and grandson."

    Junior Shay Alexander was fatally injured in the early hours of Sunday by a driver who sped away from the scene in Bromley, south east London.

    The 16-year-old was taken to hospital, but died from his injuries later the same day.

    The car involved was found dumped nearby.

    A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision, causing death by dangerous driving and providing a positive alcohol breath test has been bailed until next month, pending further enquiries.

    The e-scooter Junior was riding was taken from the scene.

    Flowers at the scene of the crash
    (Image: LNP)

    A 46-year-old man turned up at a south London police station with the e-scooter the following day.

    He was arrested on suspicion of theft before being released under investigation.

    Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information.

    In a statement, Junior's parents, said: "We are still in shock and struggling to come to terms with the fact that our beautiful son is gone.

    "He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, grandson and all those who knew him loved him.

    "As we continue to deal with his unbearable loss we would ask that any witnesses to the incident please contact police.

    "Any information – no matter how small – could be relevant."

    Anyone who saw the collision, witnessed the removal of the e-scooter, or who saw a red Fiat Punto being driven in the Southborough Lane area of Bromley at around 1.20am on Sunday is urged to call police on 020 8285 1574.

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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