Man charged over death of teenage cyclist in Wirral

Jack Jones

A man has appeared before Magistrates charged over the death of a teenage cyclist from Wirral.

Jack Jones, 15, was riding along Manor Drive in Upton on Monday 26 April when he was knocked off his bike.

22-year-old Leo Meek from Moreton has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Jack's family, who have been supported by specially trained police officers, described him as funny kind and sensitive.

Jack was a funny, kind and sensitive boy. He loved being with friends and outdoors, just hanging out, being a typical 15-year-old boy. He will be hugely missed by everybody, and he was very much loved by all. We all love you very much, Jack, you will always be in our heart and thoughts.

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