Heartbroken families of teens killed in crash that sparked Cardiff riots share touching photos of best friends | The Sun

THE heartbroken families of the teens killed in a crash that sparked an uproar have shared a touching tribute to the best friends.

Chaos erupted on a residential street in Ely on Monday night after Kyrees Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, were killed while riding a £4,000 electric bike around 6pm.

The deaths of the duo caused uproar in the community with rumours quickly spreading on social media that officers were to blame for the crash.

And the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has now said they will be investigating the incident.

Along with tributes for the boys, the families shared a sweet photo of the best mates as youngsters.

Harvey's mum today said the "much-loved" teen had a big heart.

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The devastated loved one wrote: “Our hearts are truly broken by the sudden death of Harvey, our much-loved son, grandson, brother, nephew, friend, and boyfriend.

“He lived life to the full, he had a big heart and deep down he truly cared. He was a best friend to Kyrees, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family also.

“We ask for peace within the community and request that people leave the investigation to the police so we can get the answers we so desperately need to lay Harvey to rest.

“As Harvey’s mum I want to remember our son as the fun and loving son that he was and not as the media are portraying him now”.

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Kyrees’ family also paid tribute to their "loved" boy.

They wrote: “Kyrees was a loving, caring handsome young man, a loving son to Belinda and Craig, little brother to Aleah and Jordan and a special uncle KyKy to Myra.

“He was loved so much by his grandparents and aunties and uncles and his many cousins.

“Him and Harvey along with Niall were best friends since they were young and went everywhere together, they both had so many friends and were very well liked doing many things together, having fun & laughs!!

“They were loved by not only their families but by their community as well. Belinda, Craig & families, would like to thank everyone for all their kind words, flowers, and messages since they lost their son.”

It comes after police were today accused of lying after admitting they did follow the teens on the motorbike before the smash.

Footage from a RingDoorbell cam shows two young lads racing down the road with a police van following immediately behind them.

The collision, which occurred around half a mile from where the CCTV was filmed, was reported to police at 6.03pm.

The boys drove through an area, which had bollards, to try and escape police, a family member has claimed.

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Police chiefs previously denied their officers were involved in the tragedy until after the collision – insisting it had "already occurred when officers arrived".

Locals have since said the force "lied" about the incident and said the two boys wouldn't have lost their lives if it wasn't for the "chase".

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