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Bike boy dies after deer collision

A 15-year-old boy has died after he collided with a deer while cycling with friends.

Ben Madden, 15, suffered serious head injuries in the crash on a country lane in East Yorkshire a week ago. He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but did not recover.

Police confirmed he died on Sunday morning.

The teenager, from Brough, was riding along the wooded Elloughton Dale last Tuesday afternoon when a deer ran out in front of him and is thought to have clipped his wheel, causing him to crash.

Witnesses said he was not wearing a helmet.

His friends and a passing motorist tried to help him and called paramedics but he had suffered serious injuries.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: "We are putting a file together for the coroner and an inquest will open in due course."

Ben's family have said they do not want to comment but friends have set up a Facebook page as a tribute. The page has already attracted scores of posts.

One friend wrote: "R.I.P Ben, can't believe you've gone, it all hasn't sunk in, love how you always had a constant smile on your face, sweet dreams ben."


From Belfast Telegraph