At approximately 9.30pm on Saturday 7th September 2019, we were called to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a car and cyclist on the A4049 between Aberbargoed and Pengam.
12-year-old Cole Roper, from Cefn Forest, was sadly pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.
His family have released the following tribute;
"Our beautiful boy Cole, a sensitive, smiley, fun loving soul.
"A wonderful Son, Brother, Grandson and friend to many.
"Words cannot describe how much he will be missed. Thank you from all of the family for the condolences shown at this time.
"We would appreciate some time and privacy to grieve."