A 15-year-old boy from the Stockton area has died after coming off a motorbike on land near to the South Gare in Redcar last night.
The teenager, who has been named as Michael Sadler from Yarm, was the lone rider of the off-road bike when the incident happened at around 8:20pm. Police and other emergency services were called, and efforts were made to save him, but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Michael’s devastated family are being supported by specialist officers, and have today released a photo of him.
Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident, and are keen to stress that Michael was wearing full off-road safety clothing and a helmet at the time of the incident.
Witnesses are asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.