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Tributes flood in for Junaid Khan

The family of a 12-year-old boy who died following a collision in Chorlton have paid tribute to him.

Police were called to Brantingham Road shortly before 5.40pm on Saturday 10 March 2012, following reports a collision involving a Suzuki Swift and a cyclist.

The rider of the bike, a 12-year-old Junaid Ali Khan, was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

His family have paid tribute to Junaid, saying: "Junaid was a loving 12 year old who attended Chorlton High School. He was someone who did so much for his family especially his younger sister Mariam. He was lively, fun, cheeky and loved his sports.

“He always had a smile on his face, which lighted any dark room. He was very much loved by his friends and people knew him as a cheerful young lad."

Sergeant Matt Bailey-Smith from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit: "This is a tragic incident that has led to the death of a young boy who was clearly loved by his family and his community, and our sympathies are with the family who are receiving ongoing support from a trained officer.

“We have spoken to the driver, but I would ask anybody who may have witnessed the collision or have information to make contact with my team.”

Many people have sent their condolences and best wishes to the family via twitter.

Witnesses to the collision should call Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.