Mum of boy killed in car crash begged for blazing riot around his body to stop

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    The mum of a teenager who died in a road crash begged for the rioters surrounding his body to stop.

    A number of vehicles were set alight and property was damaged in the Ely, Cardiff, rioting last night (May 22) as mum Belinda Sullivan pleaded with rioters to let emergency services through.

    Her son Kyrees Jordan Sullivan was one of two to lose their lives in a car crash which is believed to have prompted "large-scale disorder" in the streets.

    Harvey Evans was also confirmed to have lost his life in a road crash.

    Belinda took to Facebook to plead with rioters, begging them to let her son be taken through to hospital, The Mirror reported.

    Her plea read: "My son is still laying on the floor due to this riot. I’m sat at home heartbroken. There are two families broken right now. I just want to see my son and I can’t because of this riot that has happened.

    "Pls I beg you all to stop and let my son be moved to hospital so I can see him. We need to see our sons."

    Thousands have since offered their condolences to the grieving mum and marked the loss of a "beautiful boy" by sharing their devastation.

    South Wales Police issued a statement regarding the crash, which they say had already occurred when officers arrived.

    The force said arrests have been made but not how many.

    Assistant Chief Constable Mark Travis said: "First and foremost our thoughts are with families of the two boys who have died following the collision in Ely and with those affected by the disorder which followed.

    "These are scenes we do not expect to see in our communities, particularly a close-knit community such as Ely.

    "We received a large number of calls from residents who were understandably frightened by the actions of this large group who were intent on causing crime and disorder.

    "The level of violence towards emergency services and the damage to property and vehicles was totally unacceptable.

    "Our focus now is to fully investigate the circumstances of the collision and the appalling scenes that followed.

    "Arrests have already been made in connection with the disorder and more will follow. We shall be maintaining an enhanced police presence throughout the week and into the weekend.

    A further update given by Crime Commissioner Alun Michael of South Wales Police indicated the road traffic accident involving Kyrees and Harvey was between "an off-road bike" and vehicle.

    Mr Michael added those responsible will be "brought to account" for the violent acts which raged on throughout the night.

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