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Two die in motorbike and car crash

Two people have died after a crash between a motorcycle and a car on the Isle of Wight, police said.

The collision happened just after 11pm on Tuesday night on Lushington Hill at its junction with Park Road in Wootton Common.

The rider of the motorcycle and the driver of the car, whose ages and sexes have not been revealed, were pronounced dead, a spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said.

The road was closed for more than six hours but has since reopened, according to local travel reports.

Hit and run: two released on bail

Kyle Coen Credit: Kent Police

Two people have been released on bail pending further enquiries after being questioned by police in connection with a fatal ‘hit and run’ in Bapchild near Sittingbourne.

The 27 year old woman and 23 year old man will return to a police station in Kent at a later date.

Officers are still appealing for information and anyone who may have witnessed what happened on Monday evening on the A2 London Road, near Bapchild Cricket Club at around 9.15pm. The victim, a 14 year old boy, was named by police today as Kyle Coen from Sittingbourne.

Kyle was riding his silver bicycle towards Faversham when he was hit from behind by a car. It is believed to be a grey Fiat Bravo and it continued towards Teynham. Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798538.

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Girlfriend of hit-and-run victim speaks

14-year-old Donna Clarke, Kyle Coen's girlfriend. Credit: Tom Pugh/PA Wire

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

Tearful Donna Clarke, 14, said she believes she saw the car that went on to kill Kyle Coen on the A2 London Road, near Sittingbourne, last night.

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 was really lovely. He was the best boyfriend you could have. I don't want anyone to forget about him. He was always caring. Hopefully he will look down on us."

First picture: hit-and-run teenager named

Kyle Coen Credit: Kent Police

Police have confirmed the name of a teenager killed in fatal 'hit and run' collision in Bapchild, Sittingbourne.

14-year-old Kyle Coen was riding his silver bicycle on the A2 London Road near Bapchild Cricket Club, towards Faversham, when he was hit from behind by the car.

It is understood that the car continued to travel in the direction of Teynham.

A 27-year-old woman and a 23 year old man are helping police with their enquiries following the collision which took place near Sittingbourne at about 9.15pm last night.

In addition, the grey Fiat Bravo, believed to have been involved, has been recovered close to the scene of the incident.

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Couple questioned over hit-and-run death

A 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man are helping police with their enquiries after a fatal hit-and-run collision near Sittingbourne last night at about 9.15pm.

A grey Fiat Bravo, believed to have been involved, has also been recovered close to the scene of the incident.

A 14-year-old boy was riding his silver bicycle on the A2 London Road near Bapchild Cricket Club, towards Faversham, when he was hit from behind by the car. It is understood that the car continued to travel in the direction of Teynham.

The boy sustained serious injuries and was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers investigating the fatal collision are particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw a grey Fiat Bravo in the area at the time of the collision.

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