‘Beautiful’ boy, 11, killed while riding bike near village home pictured for first time as hundreds attend vigil

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THE grieving mum of a boy killed riding a bike near his home has posted a heatbreaking tribute to her “angel” son.

“Beautiful” Harley Jackson, 11, died after being hit by a car on Saturday afternoon as he played in Ansley Common, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Harley Jackson was just 11-years-old when he was killed after being hit by a car
Harley Jackson was just 11-years-old when he was killed after being hit by a car
Facebook/Michaela Louise Jackson

The schoolboy’s heartbroken mum cried “my beautiful boy” as hundreds gathered for a vigil to remember the football-mad youngster last night.

Little Harley was pictured for the first time as the community was left reeling by his tragic death.

Grieving Michela said: “From the moment we found out we were expecting you it was like god sent us an angel.

“He loved life more than life itself. He had so many different groups of friends, who worshipped the ground he walked on, his smile always lit up the room that he entered.

“There aren’t words to describe how we will carry on in our lives but we will.

“We love you son, we will miss you forever until our dying days.”  

A friend told how the little boy’s family including parents Richard and Michaela were left devastated.

The pal told The Sun Online: “Michaela got out of the car and started to walk, but then she just burst into tears.

“She was screaming and crying so hard. She kept saying: ‘My boy. My beautiful boy’.

MUM'S HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE

Our first beautiful baby boy.

From the moment we found out we were expecting you it was like god sent us an angel.

He was a first grandchild and nephew on both sides, and was adored and loved by everybody.

After a difficult labour you were born by caesarean and we both held you so tight.

We promised we would give you everything and keep you safe forever.

No words can be written or described for the heartache we are feeling, our beautiful boy age just 11 years old, taken from us far too soon.

He had only just started high school in August. He loved his new school, Hartshill, it didn’t faze him but boy did I worry, waving him off on that 1st day. He said “mum go back in my friends are coming”

He went to Nursery Hill Primary, right from nursery through to leaving year 6, he made us so proud every day.

We keep looking at the front door expecting you to run in and shout “can I have a £1 for the shop mum please” dad would say “not yet son, you have only just had some an hour ago”, I would say of course. I would always be soft on him, but that is what mothers do.

He loved life more than life itself.

He had so many different groups of friends, who worshipped the ground he walked on, his smile always lit up the room that he entered.

He was always on his bike, scooter or trampoline with his sisters. Or even dancing with his dad. He was a joker and a happy contented boy.

He loved his phone and his xbox, pokemon hunting too.

We have a massive strong family and friends, also a loving, caring community that we are being comforted by.

The candle lit vigil showed just how much he was loved by everybody. He really was 1 in a million.

There aren’t words to describe how we will carry on in our lives but we will. We will cling on to each other for our 2 beautiful little girls, his sisters.

We love you son, we will miss you forever until our dying days.

Sleep well baby boy, god bless. xxxxx

 

‘MY BEAUTIFUL BOY’

“Everyone then started crying. The whole community has just been broken by this.

“She is just absolutely devastated.”

More than 200 people gathered on Sunday night to pay tribute to Harley, remembering him as a “brilliant kid”.

The friend said: “He was so active and loved being out on his bike. He loved football too.

“His best friend lived across the road and I will always remember how they tied cans to a piece of string to talk to each other.

“Everyone around here just thought the absolute world of him.”

A MOTHER’S GRIEF

Mum Michaela yesterday took to social media to pay tribute to Harley, saying: “We are absolutely broken.

“How can life carry on without our beautiful baby boy.

“Harley had so many different sets of friends don’t know how to reach out to them all but please spread the word light up the park for our beautiful boy.”

She later shared a photograph of her son’s name spelled out in candles.

Dozens of friends shared blue hearts on Facebook, while others have lit candles in his memory.

Harley had just started at Hartshill School in September, with Head of year Lorraine Brown saying: “He was a happy young boy who loved school and was always the first to volunteer for extra jobs or opportunities.”


A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police said: “This is a tragic incident and we’re appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened or was passing with dash cameras in this location to please contact us.

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

Anyone with information should call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 215 of 2 November 2019 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Harley loved football, friends said
Harley loved football, friends said
Facebook/Michaela Louise Jackson
Michaela broke down, saying she was left devastated by the death of her little boy
Michaela broke down, saying she was left devastated by the death of her little boy
Facebook/Michaela Louise Jackson
The entire community had been left reeling by the youngster's death
The entire community had been left reeling by the youngster’s death
Facebook/Michaela Louise Jackson
Harley's mum shared a photograph of his name spelled out in candles
Harley’s mum shared a photograph of his name spelled out in candles
Facebook/Michaela Louise Jackson

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