Death crash rider to face no action

THE mother of a schoolboy who died when he was in collision with a motorcycle has said she is glad the young rider of the bike will not be prosecuted.Tomas Wren, 13, was killed as he walked across the road outside Great Baddow High School in April.

THE mother of a schoolboy who died when he was in collision with a motorcycle has said she is glad the young rider of the bike will not be prosecuted.

Tomas Wren, 13, was killed as he walked across the road outside Great Baddow High School in April. Many shocked fellow pupils witnessed the horrific crash.

After the collision, police arrested the 17-year-old rider - also a student at the school - on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

But yesterday police announced that, after advice from the Crown Prosecution Service, they would be taking no further action against the teenager and that he had been released from bail.


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Yesterday Tomas's mother, Ame, said she thought the decision was the right one.

"We are quite happy with the decision not to prosecute.

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"We have heard he is a conscientious person himself, and we feel it was an unfortunate accident.

"In a way we are glad he is not going to be prosecuted because I think he has a lot to cope with anyway."

Mrs Wren, of Watchouse Road, Galleywood, said that the loss of Tomas was still affecting the family.

"It's not so good at the moment - there is quite a lot coming together.

"People have been very kind and supportive but at the moment it is very difficult to cope.

"Time heals, usually, so we will just have to take every day as it comes, with the hope that soon we can get back to a more normal daily routine."

A police spokesman confirmed yesterday that no further action would be taken against the rider of the bike.

"A 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with the death of a 13-year-old outside a Chelmsford school has been released from police bail.

"Following consultation this week the Crown Prosecution Service has advised that no further action be taken against the teenager."

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