Service For 12 Year Old Schoolboy

15 October 2010, 13:10

A service is being held later for a 12 year old boy who died in a cycling accident on the way to school last month…

Aidan O'Neill was cycling to Poole Grammar School on Wednesday September 29th when he hit some metal barriers and came off his bike. It’s thought he suffered internal injuries in what police called a ‘tragic accident’.

At the time, his Head Teacher, Ian Carter, paid tribute to “a young man of tremendous potential”.

Over 2000 people  joined a facebook page to pay tribute to the youngster as well, including his brother, Alex Way, who wrote:

“Aidan was cycling and he hit the barrier and got internal injuries and died in hospital. He was wearing a helmet but he didn’t hit his head.

“We’re all devastated, but thanks for your thoughts.”

Another read:

“RIP Young Man...My son was proud to call you a friend...All our thoughts are with the family at this time...God Bless.”

His parents say they want this afternoon’s service at Lytchett Matravers village hall to be a celebration of his life and it’ll include some of Aidan’s favourite songs.