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Family of boy hit by bus thank people who tried to save him

Matthew Hayes, 12, died on Friday after being hit by a bus in Sunderland. Credit: Family photo

The family of a 12-year-old boy, who was knocked over by a bus, have thanked those who tried to save his life.

Matthew Hayes was on his way home from school in Ryhope, Sunderland when he died on Friday.

In a statement, his family said: "We would like to thank all the people who tried to save Matthew's life on Friday.

"We know there were a lot of people at the scene, including Matthew's schoolfriends, members of the public and all the emergency services.

"We know everyone did their best to try and save Matthew."

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