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Police issue update following death of boy, 13, in Hirwaun

South Wales Police

The 13-year-old boy who was involved in a road traffic collision on Brecon Road, Hirwaun, on Thursday, February 29 has died in hospital.

He is Kaylan Hippsley from Hirwaun.

Police have said their thoughts and condolences are with Kaylan’s family at this difficult time.

Harley Whiteman, 19, from Hirwaun, appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, March 2 charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He is remanded in custody.

Police are continuing to investigate the collision and are appealing for witnesses and footage.

Emergency services were called at 6.25pm on Thursday, February 29 following the collision which involved a brown Ford Fiesta and a pedestrian.

Officers from the Serious Collison Investigation Unit are appealing for any witnesses or dash cam footage of the brown Ford Fiesta being driven around the Hirwaun area prior to the collision.

If you can help, please contact South Wales Police by one of the following means quoting occurrence 2400069631.