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Family tribute to 'beautiful' Cole Roper, 12, who died after being knocked off his bike on A4049

12-year-old Cole Roper died as a result of his injuries Credit: Gwent Police / Family photo

The family of a 12-year-old boy who died after being knocked off his bike on Saturday night have paid tribute to him.

Cole Roper, from Cefn Forest, died as a result of his injuries following the collision on the A4049 between Aberbargoed and Pengam at around 9.30pm.

A sensitive, smiley, fun loving soul.

– Family tribute

His family have described him as a "beautiful boy," and "a sensitive, smiley, fun loving soul."

The tribute continues: "A wonderful Son, Brother, Grandson and friend to many.

"Words cannot describe how much he will be missed. Thank you from all of the family for the condolences shown at this time.

"We would appreciate some time and privacy to grieve."

In a tribute, Cole's family described him as a 'beautiful, fun loving soul' Credit: Gwent Police / Family tribute

Police are appealing for anyone who used the road on Saturday evening and who may have dashcam footage to get in touch.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Gwent Police on 101, direct message them on Facebook or Twitter quoting reference 1900331105, or call Crime-stoppers anonymously on 0800555111.