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Tributes flood in for ‘Golden Boy’ teen killed in Stockport police chase crash

Tributes have been paid to a 16-year-old boy who died after a police chase.

Kyle Brotherton from Stockport was being followed by Cheshire Police when he crashed a Toyota into a wall in Bramhall, Greater Manchester, just before 4am on November 13.

Kyle and a male passenger were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is investigating the incident, has confirmed the driver of the car passed away in hospital on November 14.

Following the tragic news, tributes have flooded in for Kyle on social media.

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Auntie Jade Ratcliffe and uncle Anthony Brotherton told the Manchester Evening News : "We absolutely adored him.

"He was a beautiful young boy. This has left a massive hole in our family. He has four cousins who are heartbroken.

"He will be loved and missed every second of every day. Life will never, ever be the same. He had the most cheeky smile and a contagious laugh.

"To us, he was perfect."

Family and friends described him a popular lad with a 'beautiful heart' on Facebook.

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The teenager's family and friends have also covered the scene of the tragedy with floral tributes and balloons.

At least 100 mourners flooded onto Hall Moss Lane on Monday night where fireworks were let off at a vigil.

Police officers were called to the gathering, a spokesperson for GMP confirmed.

Speaking yesterday, the spokesperson said: "We were called just before 5pm to Hall Moss Lane.

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"Approximately 100 people were in attendance.

"Officers are still at the scene to ascertain what the gathering is for and to assess if any potential public order or covid breaches have occured."

The IOPC said an investigation into the incident is underway.

“We have begun an investigation after a 16-year-old boy died in a collision following a pursuit involving Cheshire Police on Friday 13 November", a spokesperson said.

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“We understand that at around 4am a Toyota car lost control and hit a wall in Hall Moss Lane, Bramhall, Stockport. The driver died in hospital on Saturday and a passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“After we were notified by police, we sent investigators to the scene of the collision and to the police post incident procedure to begin gathering information.

“Our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

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