Man released under investigation after boy, 7, dies in minibus collision

A man who was arrested after a 7-year-old boy died following a collision with a minibus has been released under investigation.

The 45-year-old from the Gloucester area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving following the incident on the A466 in Monmouth on Monday.

The boy - who died at the scene - was later named as Samuel Barker, a pupil at the nearby Osbaston Church in Wales School.

In a tribute to him, his family said he had a "glowing personality and a lightly zany sense of humour".

"Samuel will be greatly missed by his school friends, his church family and most of all by his two adoring brothers, Mum and Dad, and very loving wider family."

His headteacher Catherine Jones said Samuel was "a huge part of the school life, lively and always smiling."

Officers are continuing to investigate and have issued an appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage to contact them via 101 quoting reference 2000014860.