11-year-old cyclist killed in crash with roadsweeper

An 11-year-old boy riding his bike died after being hit by a roadsweeper in Purton, Wiltshire.

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11-year-old cyclist killed in crash was "beautiful, loving child"

Daniel Climance was killed while riding his bike last week. Credit: Wiltshire Police

The family of an 11-year-old cyclist who died in a crash with a roadsweeper in a Wiltshire village have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Daniel Climance was cycling with his father and brother through the village of Purton last week when the collision happened. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Today his family described him as popular, talented and caring.

"Daniel was a local Wiltshire lad who divided his time equally between his mum in North Swindon and his dad in Purton. He attended Bridlewood Primary School and was in his final year. He was looking forward to starting Bradon Forest School in September, joining his big brother Robbie at the school.

"Daniel played football for Wootton Bassett U11 team which he loved. He had just completed his second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do of which he was immensely proud.

"Daniel was a beautiful, loving child with a fantastic sense of humour, caring and loving, with a wide circle of friends.

"He will be sadly missed by his brothers Robbie, George and Noah and all of the extended family."

– Daniel Climance's family

An inquest into Daniel's death has been opened and adjourned.

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