Families pay tribute to 'much loved best friends' killed in Cardiff e-bike crash

The heartbroken families of two teenage boys who were killed in a crash in Cardiff have paid tribute to ‘much loved best friends’.

Harvey Evans, 15, and Kyrees Sullivan, 16, both died when an e-bike they were travelling on crashed on a street in a housing estate in Ely at around 6pm on Monday.

Large scale riots broke out following the fatal collision with South Wales Police’s crime commissioner believing the carnage was triggered by rumours the boys had been chased by officers.

CCTV footage later emerged appearing to show a police van following closely behind two people on a bike in Frank Road four minutes before the crash in Snowden Road around half a mlle away.

Alun Michael, the police and crime commissioner, admitted today it is a ‘possibility’ police could have been chasing the boys after previously denying the claims.

Harvey’s family have released a tribute and said their hearts are ‘truly broken’ by the sudden death of their ‘much-loved son, grandson, brother, nephew, friend, and boyfriend’.

They said: ‘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.’

Kyrees’s family said he 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’.

His family said: ‘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.’

Hundreds of bunches of flowers have been placed at the scene of the fatal crash.

Flowers have also been taped the entire length up one lamppost on the street.

More to follow.

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