Tributes pour in for Morley crash schoolboys

Florial tributes and messages at the scene of the fatal car crash on Gelderd Road.

Florial tributes and messages at the scene of the fatal car crash on Gelderd Road.

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Tributes have poured in after two schoolboys died following a horror road accident in Morley.

Rhys Baker, 13, and George Wharton, 14, who are both from Morley, died after the road accident on the A62 Gelderd Road, Morley, close to the CAT Finning shop, at 1.50pm on Saturday.

Their friends, 14-year-old Kameron Walters, and Joshua Van Veen, 15, remained in hospital in a critical condition last night as a result of the collision. The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man, is in a serious but stable condition.

Dave Gurney, executive headteacher of Bruntcliffe School said: “This is a terrible tragedy and one which is being felt right across our whole school community and the wider community in Morley.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two boys who lost their lives, and also those who remain in a critical condition in hospital.

“We will be offering specialist support to students and staff in school, and will come together to support one another at this really difficult time.”

Leanne Griffiths, Principal of The Morley Academy said:“This is a devastating tragedy, the effects of which are being profoundly felt within The Morley Academy and the wider community.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two boys who lost their lives, and also those who remain in a critical condition in hospital.

“Specialist advisors will be on hand in the academy to support students and staff as we come together to support one another at this very difficult time.”

Coun Judith Blake, deputy leader and executive member for children and families, Leeds City Council said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the young people involved in this terrible and tragic accident.

“We will be working with all schools affected to make sure that they have all the support they need for their students and staff at this very sad time.

“We will also work with the Police to ensure that the families affected have all the support they need at this terribly difficult time.”