Tribute To Bus Death Teenager

The family of the teenager killed by a bus near Eastbourne on Friday evening have paid tribute to a "loving son and brother".

James Coyle, 17, died instantly when he was hit by a bus in the village of East Dean, near Eastbourne, at 4.50pm.

The 58-year-old driver from Peacehaven was uninjured. None of the passengers on the Brighton and Hove Buses No 12 was hurt.

James' family have paid this tribute to their son: "He was born in Carshalton in 1994, moving to Eastbourne when he was 10 days old. He was a loving son and brother.

"He attended Cavendish Secondary and Park College in Eastbourne and then went on to Sussex Downs College, where he studied media and film.

"He was renowned, by family and friends, for his active and sociable personality and sense of fun. He was always thinking of others working with after school clubs coaching badminton to children.

"He was an active member of the local community, playing tennis and football for Old   Town Youth, Eastbourne and Ratton Rangers. James was an organised and practical person who was always thinking of others. He was not afraid to take control of a situation or speak in front of others.

"Everyone who knew James, will know how much he meant to his family and friends, who cannot believe that he has been taken away so abruptly from them. He will be greatly missed by all, but will always remain in their hearts and thoughts.

 "We would appreciate in this time of great loss any further enquires being directed through Sussex Police, allowing our family to grieve. Any help or information that you can give will be greatly received."

If you saw what happened Sussex Police would like to hear from you on 0845 6070999 quoting Operation Loftus.