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Teenager who died after collision with car in St Athan named

Christopher died after a collision with a car in St Athan on Thursday. Credit: Family photo/South Wales Police

A teenager who died after a collision with a car in St Athan last Thursday has been named as Christopher Michael Cole.

Christopher, who was known as Worzel to his family and friends, was a Year 9 pupil at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School.

In a tribute, his family described him as a "delightful and polite young man".

He was entertainment in a little boy, he had a wonderful ability to lighten the atmosphere whatever the situation might be. Christopher was a real ‘tech-geek’ and loved gaming and socialising with his friends online.

Christopher was a delightful, intelligent, well mannered, kind and polite young man who loved his family so much. He was a genuine ray of sunshine for each one of them and will be greatly missed.

We are absolutely devastated by the suddenness of the way in which Christopher has been taken from us and our hearts are aching.

We have been very touched and totally overwhelmed by the many expressions of love and concern which have been communicated to us by our family and friends and from Christopher’s school and gaming friends.

– Family statement