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A family has said that their lives have been shattered after their teenage son was killed by a BMW on his way to school.

Zakir Maroof, was killed on Tuesday after he was knocked down at a crossing close to his home in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Although he was rushed to hospital, he could not be saved.

His family described Zakir as a “kind” and “lovely boy” who “had every reason to live.”

Zakir’s father Mohammed Maroof said: “He had lots of friends. He enjoyed playing games, going out to the park on his bicycle and he also used to like coming swimming with me.

“He was very bright. He was doing very well at school and he was going to go far.

“He had every reason to live but he has been taken away.

“I just cannot believe it. Our lives have been shattered.”

The 14-year-old was a student of Hathershaw College and staff are said to be distraught by what happened.

Mark Giles, the Hathershaw College principal, said: “Zakir was very much part of our school community.

“He was a popular young man who took part in many activities, most recently participating in the Young Enterprise Company Programme.

“Staff and students are distraught by what has happened.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

A 42-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the collision has since been released under investigation police.

Greater Manchester Police are continuing to appeal for any potential witnesses to come forward.

Chief Inspector Nicola De Maine, of GMP’s Oldham District, said: “This is a tragic and very sad incident. Our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this dreadful time.

“Specialist officers are supporting them while we investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

“If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the collision, or have any details that can assist our investigations, please call police.”