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Family pays tribute as boy dies in Southampton collision

The family of a boy injured in a collision in Southampton have paid tribute to him following his death


Officers were called at 5.18pm on Monday evening (18 July) to Hill Lane, at the junction with Warwick Road, following a report of a collision involving a Suzuki motorcycle and a VW Golf.


The pillion passenger of the motorcycle, Layton Cashmore, 14, from Hedge End, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he has since died.


Paying tribute to him, his family said: “As a family we cannot put into words how much this hurts.


“Layton truly is one of a kind, with the biggest heart, he left a mark on anyone who had the privilege to meet him. 


“As a family we will never be the same.”


PS Jon Bates from the Roads Policing Unit is leading the investigation.


He said: “Firstly, I would like to express my condolences to Layton’s family.


“We continue to investigate the circumstances of what happened, and urge anyone who saw the collision or who may have dash cam, CCTV or ring doorbell footage of the incident to contact us.


“If you know who was involved in the collision, or saw a moped at the scene and know who was riding it or who was a passenger, please also get in touch.”


Contact police on 101 or report online, quoting 44220288681.


You can also contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Three 16-year-old boys from Southampton were arrested in connection with this collision. They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.