A MOUNTAIN of floral tributes have been left for a 16-year-old boy who died following a crash on a pit bike at a Poole recreation ground last week.

The victim was airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition after the crash, which involved a pit bike colliding with metal railings surrounding the main football pitch at the park.

Dozens of flowers have been attached to the railings close to the Poole Rugby Football Club clubhouse, with many messages written on balloons, cards and the railings itself.

As reported, Dorset Police received a report in relation to the collision involving a teenage boy on a pit bike on the recreation ground between Poole Rugby Football Club and the Turlin Moor estate in the Blandford Road area at around 10.45pm on Monday, October 19.

Officers attended the scene, along with the ambulance service.

In a statement issued on the evening of Friday, October 23, Dorset Police said: “Very sadly, he died from his injuries on Friday October 23, at Southampton hospital. His family is aware.”

Police Sergeant Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the boy’s family and loved ones at this very difficult time.”

Two local boys, aged 13 and 16, have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Sergeant Tatton added: “I would like to renew our appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55200157516.