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Tributes for hit-and-run victim, 14

The girlfriend of a 14-year-old hit-and-run victim, who was killed as he cycled to meet her, has said he was the best boyfriend she could wish for.

Tearful Donna Clarke, 14, also revealed that she believes she saw the car that went on to kill Kyle Coen on the A2 London Road, near Sittingbourne, Kent, shortly after 9pm on Monday as she waited for him.

The teenager, who laid flowers at the scene of the crash near to Bapchild Cricket Club with relatives including her mother, said: "Kyle was going to meet us at 9pm. We waited outside until about 9.30pm and we heard police cars rushing up.

"The next minute the police came up by my mate's house and we heard that there had been an accident and that a bicycle was involved.

"I then heard that Kyle was involved. I tried to rush up and the police stopped me. We heard it was really bad. We were worrying and then we heard that he had died."

Kyle is believed to have been hit from behind by a grey Fiat Bravo as he rode his silver bike along the A2 towards Faversham, said Kent Police. He suffered serious injuries and was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene, a force spokesman said.

The Fiat Bravo was recovered near the scene. A 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man who were helping police with their inquiries have been released on bail to return to a police station at a later date, according to a Kent Police spokesman.

Kyle's 14-year-old best friend, Alex Stock, also laid flowers outside the cricket club with his mother Linda and said he could not believe what had happened.

He said: "I'm really upset. I can't believe it. We had plans to go out today but obviously it can't happen now. I've just been crying since it happened."

His mother said Alex and Kyle were "inseparable" and had spent Monday together before parting. Mrs Stock said it was only by "sheer luck" that her son was not with Kyle when he died.

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