THE family of a 16-year-old boy who died following a single vehicle collision on Thursday, December 2 on Holywell Crescent, Carlisle have paid tribute to his life.

Reuben Price, of Borland Avenue, sadly died at the scene of the collision.

In tribute, his family said: “Reuben was a happy boy. His family, and his girlfriend were everything to him. Everywhere you seen Reuben you saw his girlfriend, both were attached at the hip and were definitely soulmates.

"Reuben was one of six siblings and was close to his sisters and brother, he looked up to his two older siblings and always wanted to be like his big brother.

"He loved spending time with his sisters, and they were more like best friends, all sharing secrets. He was so happy when his big sister made him an uncle to his niece.

"He was his mam’s human google map when she was driving, loved going out to work with his dad and he would also always go visit his granny and grandad especially for the home cured bacon.

"Reuben was a joker and a prankster, however if you were upset, he would be the first to put his arms around you.

"He had his life planned ahead of him and to see how many people and teachers have since spoke about him shows how loved he was."

Earlier this week Reuben's school, Richard Rose Central Academy in Carlisle, also paid a touching tribute. In which it said they were deeply saddened by his tragic death.

Principal, Dan Markham, said on social media: "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."

The police officers who initially attended to the crash were already in the area due to a previous call.

A police spokesperson added: "While on route they subsequently responded to a motorbike that was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Holywell Crescent in the city."