Balloons fill the sky for teenagers killed in Cardiff bike crash

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Around a thousand people have gathered for a vigil at the spot where two teenagers died in a road crash which sparked rioting after rumours spread they were being pursued by the police.

Many of those gathered held blue balloons and wore white T-shirts adorned with pictures of Kyrees Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, who were killed when their Sur-Ron electric bike crashed in Ely, Cardiff on Monday evening.

The local police and crime commissioner denied South Wales Police officers had been following the teenagers but CCTV footage emerged contradicting that claim.

The mothers of the teenagers have asked that there be no people on Sur-Ron bikes at the vigil on Snowden Road.

The families have also reportedly requested the police are not present.

Dozens of blue and orange flares have been lit as the families of Harvey and Kyrees arrive on foot at the scene where hundreds of floral tributes and messages have been left since Monday.

Hundreds of blue balloons have also filled the sky in tribute to the teenagers and some fireworks have been set off.

Several people were in tears as the balloons were released and a moment of silence was held before the crowd broke out in applause.

One of Harvey’s uncles said: ‘We’re all tarred with the same brush here, especially given what happened on Monday.

‘But this is the true Ely. Look how many people have turned out to pay their respects.

‘The only difference between Monday and today is that the police aren’t here.’

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