The family of a 12-year-old boy who was killed after being hit by a car in Aberbargoed on Saturday, September 7 have paid tribute to “a “A wonderful son, brother, grandson and friend to many”.
In a statement, the family of Cole Roper said: “Our beautiful boy Cole, a sensitive, smiley, fun loving soul.
“Words cannot describe how much he will be missed. Thank you from all of the family for the condolences shown at this time.
“We would appreciate some time and privacy to grieve.”
Cole, from Cefn Fforest, was riding a bike with another 12-year-old child when they were both hit by a blue Vauxhall Astra on Pengam Road.
Police were called to the scene at around 9.30pm.
Cole was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil before being transferred to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he died.
The other child was treated at hospital for his injuries and has since been released.
The driver of the car was unharmed.
Police are asking motorists who were on the road at the time of the incident to check any dash cam footage they may have.
Anyone with information can contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting reference 1900331105.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.