Teenagers form procession at funeral of boy killed in 'hit-and-run'
Teenagers form emotional bicycle procession at funeral of boy, 13, who was killed on pavement by Jaguar in ‘hit-and-run’ as he went to play football with his friends
- Jack Worwood, 13, was hit by car in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, on July 7 and died the next day
- Yesterday, hundreds of mourners lined the streets for Jack’s funeral with teachers and classmates attending
- Around 25 teenage boys donning Manchester City shirts followed cortège towards the cemetery on bicycles
- Liam Wilson, 21, was charged with death by dangerous driving and will appear before a judge on August 7
Teenagers formed an emotional bicycle procession at the funeral of a boy, 13, who was killed on the pavement by a Jaguar in a ‘hit and run’ as he went to play football with his friends.
Jack Worwood was hit by a car in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, on July 7 and died the following day.
The teenager was walking along the pavement when he was struck by a Jaguar on Old Road at 4.30pm.
Yesterday, the streets were lined with hundreds of teachers and classmates from Byrchall High School as they gathered to say their last goodbyes.
Teenagers forming a bicycle procession at the funeral of Jack Worwood yesterday after the 13-year-old was hit by a car while walking on the pavement as he went to play football with his friends in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, on July 7
Mourners line the streets of Ashton-in-Makerfield during Jack’s funeral as hundreds of teachers and classmates from Byrchall High School gathered to say their last goodbyes following the ‘hit and run’ earlier this month
Cries were heard as Jack’s light-blue coloured coffin, draped in a Manchester City flag, paused momentarily inside the school grounds.
The sun emerged from behind the clouds as the funeral procession left the school and continued down Warrington Road.
The family of Jack, pictured, have paid tribute to him, saying he was a ‘sweet little rascal – cheeky, loving and soft hearted’
Around 25 teenage boys donning Manchester City shirts followed the cortège on bicycles as it made its way towards the cemetery.
In an emotional statement, his heartbroken family said Jack would be ‘greatly missed’ by his family and friends.
They said: ‘You only had to meet Jack once, and you knew Jack.
‘He was a rascal, but a sweet little rascal – cheeky, loving and soft hearted. You could never be mad at him for long, as he’d soon have you laughing and kissing him again.
‘He loved football, playing on his PlayStation and doing maths at school. He aspired to be an accountant and we knew he’d have done it; he was so bright.
‘He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He was such a character; so adorable.
‘Love you so much Jack – from dad, step-mum Tracy, step-sister Caitlyn-Marie, mum, step-dad Lee and big brother Connor.
‘We are absolutely astonished by the amount of condolences we have had so far – truly blown away, and want to pass on our gratitude to you all.’
Jack’s father previously wrote on Facebook: ‘Rest in peace my little man, you didn’t deserve this, I’m so so so so sorry, love you always and forever jack, fly with the angels, you will forever be a part of me I will never ever forget you.’
Ashton Bears rugby club tweeted earlier this month: ‘All at Ashton Bears are devastated and saddened by the terrible news that Jack has passed away.
‘Jack had many friends within the club and was a popular and much loved, young man. We send love, light and prayers to all his family and friends.’
Around 25 teenage boys donning Manchester City shirts followed the cortège on bicycles as it made its way towards the cemetery. Jack’s light-blue coloured coffin, draped in a Manchester City flag, also paused inside the school grounds
The funeral procession yesterday in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester. In an emotional statement, Jack’s heartbroken family said he would be ‘greatly missed’ by his family and friends
Jack, pictured left and right, passed away on July 8, the day after he was hit by a car on Old Road, which left him with serious injuries. Liam Wilson, 21, will appear before a Bolton Crown Court judge on August 7
Jack’s stepmother Tracy Marie Robinson said that he had only left home 15 minutes before the hit-and-run and they felt ‘devastated’.
Police stated the Jaguar also collided with a wall and the driver and passenger failed to stop at the scene.
Sergeant Darren Hancock of Greater Manchester Police earlier said: ‘This is devastating news and our thoughts are wholeheartedly with Jack’s family as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened.’
Liam Wilson, 21, from Ashton-in-Makerfield has been charged with death by dangerous driving.
He has been remanded in custody by Wigan magistrates until he appears before a Bolton Crown Court judge on August 7.
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