A school has shared a touching message in memory of a teenager who tragically died following a motorbike accident.

The 16-year-old boy, who was named by police as Reuben Price, of Borland Avenue in Carlisle died on Thursday December 2 following a single-vehicle collision on Holywell Crescent, in Carlisle.

Richard Rose Central Academy in Carlisle - where Reuben was a student - took to social media to say that everyone across their school community will be "deeply saddened by the tragic death" of Reuben.

Principal, Dan Markham, added in the post: "Reuben was a very well-known student across the school and many will have fond memories of being in his company both in and out of school.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and, in particular, his sisters who are still students at the Academy."

Tributes have been pouring in for Reuben, who was just about to celebrate his 17th birthday.

A call went out on social media for people to gather in public, light a candle and sing Happy Birthday for the teenager, whose death has shocked the community.

Richard Rose Central Academy has made it clear to students how they are able to access the appropriate support should thy need any.

Parents have been informed that if their child would benefit from some professional support as they grieve, they can contact safeguarding@rrca.org.uk, or click on the “tell someone” link on the school website at www.rrca.org.uk.

The school will then arrange for a member of staff to get in touch to put in the relevant support.

You can also call the Child Bereavement UK Helpline on 08000288840.