Memorial event for schoolboy, 15

My beautiful picture
My beautiful picture

around 100 people attended a memorial event for a schoolboy killed by a high speed train.

Family and friends of 15-year-old Daniel Clements left floral tributes, released Chinese lanterns and lit candles at the event in Cantley Park on Sunday.

Danny Clements

Danny Clements

The teen was killed at a rail crossing in Rossington on Monday, June 11.

The McAuley Catholic High School pupil was living with Doncaster Council foster parents at the time of his death. The Free Press understands that there are no plans currently to hold a serious case review into his death.

In a statement Daniel’s mother Brenda, said: “My son was my life and I’m going to miss him with all my heart and soul. Daniel meant the world to me - he was an inspiration and my all.

“I wish I wasn’t saying goodbye, he was my gorgeous son and my heart is broken in two. I just wish Daniel would come back into my life and make my heart complete.

“My husband Simon, Daniel’s sisters Samantha and Kelsey and his brother Josh will miss him and love him forever.

“I know in my heart Daniel won’t be coming home but I know he will always be watching us all always. Daniel was a brilliant son and would do anything for anyone; he was kind and caring, with heart of gold. We are going to miss him like crazy.

“Daniel is in heaven and is at peace; keep smiling Daniel with your puppy brown eyes, you were amazing, I love you always and forever, we will never forget you son.”

Speaking at the memorial event, Sharon Broomby of Bardolf Road, Cantley, said: “Danny was a loveable rogue, he was a lovely lad.

“I can’t imagine what his family must be going through.

“I think the fact that the whole community has come together for Daniel tonight is a really nice tribute and his friends have arranged this whole thing, it really is heartfelt.”

Fellow McAuley pupil Cheri-Ann Bell 18, who has helped with fundraising for Daniel’s funeral that is set to take place at Rose Hill Crematorium at 2pm tomorrow, said: “Danny was really cheeky and had a beautiful smile.

“Everyone has come together for him and loads of his friends have been donating their pocket money.”

Friends of Daniel spoke about his love of football and paintballing at the event.

Around 800 people have left messages of condolence on a Facebook page set up for Daniel.