A 16-year-old boy recently lost his life in an e-scooter hit and run in Bromley. His parents, who are still in shock, have described the teenager as a wonderful son.

Junior Shay Alexander was severely injured after he was hit by a car at around 1.20am on Sunday. He later passed away at a central London hospital.

Junior's parents issued a statement on Wednesday saying that they are still in shock and struggling to come to terms with the fact that their "beautiful son is gone," according to a statement released by the Metropolitan Police.

They called him as a "wonderful son, brother, uncle, grandson and all those who knew him loved him." They have requested witnesses of the incident to contact police while they continue to deal with the unbearable loss.

The vehicle, a red Fiat Punto, involved in the crash, did not stop at the location, but it was found on Sunday morning parked half a mile away on Southwood Close.

The driver was held by cops on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision, causing death by dangerous driving and providing a positive alcohol breath test, reported Evening Standard. The 20-year-old man was taken into custody, but was later released on bail. There are pending enquiries. The driver is next due on a date in August.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson has asked the public if they saw the collision, witnessed the e-scooter being removed or spotted a red Fiat Punto being driven in the area at around 1.20am, to inform police. They also asked the local residents to check doorbell video cameras to see if they have captured anything related to the incident.

Police were also looking into the disappearance of the e-scooter that was being ridden by Junior at the time of the collision. On Monday, a man went to a police station in south London in possession of the vehicle. The 46-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft. He was later released under investigation.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses of Junior. It describes the teenager as a “bright young boy who recently sat his GCSES and was expected to get all As."

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