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Tributes paid to teenager killed in crash

Gavin Anthony Helps was killed in a crash in Cumbria. Credit: Family of Gavin Helps.

The family of a 17-year-old killed in a crash near Rockcliffe have paid tribute to his life.

Emergency services were called to a serious one car crash on Sunday afternoon at around 5:10pm.

Gavin Anthony Helps, from Carlisle, died at the scene. His family said:

“Gavin was a beloved son to Claire and loving brother to Laura and Matthew. He was taken from us too soon, in tragic circumstances. We will miss you.”

– Family of Gavin Helps.
The one car crash happened on Sunday afternoon. Credit: ITV Border

Mr Helps was a passenger in a red VW Polo when the crash happened.

Two other passengers and the driver, a 17-year-old male from Cumbria, suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Cumberland Infirmary.

The driver of the car is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

  • Officers continue to investigate the incident and police ask for anyone with information, or dashcam footage of the car in the area of North Carlisle & Kingstown, to contact 101.