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Last Updated: Friday, 2 July, 2004, 10:54 GMT 11:54 UK
Teenager killed after school prom
Jamie Holden
The teenager was with a group of friends when he died
A schoolboy was hit and killed by a car on his way home from a prom.

Jamie Holden, 16, had been to the event at Bewdley High School in Worcestershire on Thursday when he was hit by a Rover 100 car at 2320 BST.

The teenager was with a group of friends when the collision happened in Habberley Road.

Family liaison officers were due to visit the school on Friday to counsel the boy's friends and teachers who witnessed the tragedy.

His parents Sharon Carter and Darren Holden said in a statement they were devastated.

"This is every parent's worst nightmare and it has come true for us.

At a time to be decided and after consultation with Jamie's family, friends and fellow students we shall organise a tribute to Jamie in school.
David Derbyshire, head teacher
"This should have been a happy time for Jamie. He had finished his school exams and had spent the night with friends celebrating.

"He was on a three-year apprenticeship to become a bricklayer and he was showing great promise at that."

Jamie had spent the evening at the Ramada Hotel with other Year 11 students.

David Derbyshire, head teacher at the school, said Jamie was a cheerful and well-liked student.

"We are shocked and saddened by this terrible collision and our thoughts and prayers are with Jamie's family and friends at this terrible time.

"At a time to be decided and after consultation with Jamie's family, friends and fellow students we shall organise a tribute to Jamie in school."

The road was closed for several hours while an investigation into the incident was carried out.




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