Teenagers killed in motorbike crash identified

Blond haired box on left and dark haired teenager on right
The families of Bobby Grimes and Wayne Hodgson paid tribute to them [Durham Police]

Two teenagers who died after the motorbike they were on crashed have been identified by police.

Wayne Hodgson, 18, and Bobby Grimes, 13, died after being hit by a car on Middridge Road, close to the Rushyford roundabout near Newton Aycliffe, shortly before 12:00 BST on Friday.

Mr Hodgson's family said he was "a loving son, brother, nephew and uncle" and that his loss had left a "massive hole in our hearts and lives".

Bobby's family paid tribute to their "cheeky boy" and said he would "never be forgotten".

His family also said they wanted to thank a member of the public who gave Bobby first aid after the crash, saying "he's a hero in our eyes".

The police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths, but were still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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