Tadley schoolboy died on Friday

Flowers laid at Silchester Road

Flowers laid at Silchester Road

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

TRIBUTES have been paid to Sam Belcher, a 15-year-old who was tragically killed on Friday December 21.

Sam, who is thought to have attended The Hurst Community College, was fatally injured just days before Christmas when he was hit by a black Ford KA at 2.30am on Silchester Road, Pamber Heath.

The Tadley teenager died at the scene following the collision with the car, which was driven by an 18-year-old Tadley woman.

Social networking site Twitter has been flooded with tributes to the schoolboy, with many of his friends and neighbours paying tribute to the “amazing boy”.

Using the hashtag #RIPSAMBELCHER, dozens of messages were left on Twitter.

Twitter user Sophs wrote: “thank you for everything, maybe now you can get some sleep and rest that beautiful head of yours. I will never forget you.”

Teresa James wrote: “School’s not going to have the same feeling about it when we go back” while Lewis Samuel simply wrote “R.I.P”.

Liam Kelly wrote: “How such a bright young boy life can get taken from him with a whole life to live!” and Emily paid her respects with the message: “today an amazing boy has died.”

Flowers have been laid at the scene were Sam lost his life and outside Sainsbury’s, Mulfords Hill.

The police are investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the collision and how he came to be in the road at that time.

The driver was arrested and taken into custody for questioning and has been released on bail. She was shaken but uninjured.

Officers are urging anyone who may have seen the collision, or either the pedestrian or car prior to it, to contact Sergeant Nigel Burt, at Whitchurch Roads policing unit, on 101 quoting Operation Triassic.

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