A TEENAGER killed in an accident at Bradley was named today.
He was 14-year-old Luke Thomas Hudson, who died on Friday in the accident which involved a car.
Luke was a pupil at Almondbury High School. Today schoolfriends paid tribute to him.
Many were unaware that the youngster, of Hall Cross Road, Lowerhouses, had died.
He was in Miss Carol Duncan's form at the school and his friends joined other pupils in a two-minute silence during a special assembly today.
Sue Lord, a spokeswoman for the school, said: "The assembly was arranged for this morning and staff and pupils took part in a two-minute silence in memory of Luke.
"As you can imagine, everyone at the school - especially those who were in Luke's form - are extremely upset about his death.
"Some of the children did not find out until today, because the accident happened last Friday while the school was closed for the holidays.
"It is such a big shock to everyone and our thoughts go out to his family. We have specially-trained counsellors who will go into the school to talk to students if necessary."
Head teacher Janet Tolley said: "I have been in post for only a few weeks but I got to know Luke quite well. He was quite a character."
Mrs Joan Brown, head of Year 9, said: "Like many boys, Luke was always full of mischief. But he was a boy who gave us all a lot of laughs and his heart was in the right place.
"He will be greatly missed."
Luke was the son of Carlos and Sally and had two brothers, Axl and Connor, and a sister, Danielle.
A funeral service is planned for St Thomas's Church, Bradley, on March 3.
Floral tributes were left at the scene of the accident, opposite Bradley Booze and News on Leeds Road.
Two white T-shirts were hung among floral bouquets on a tree.
One of the T-shirts read "Luke RIP" and "Sweet dreams" and was signed by several of Luke's friends.
The other T-shirt read: "Luke, RIP, Love Jamie, best friend."
Jamie also left a drawing of a boy and a note reading: "Luke, you are my best friend, I will never ever forget you. You are deep in my thoughts and warm in my heart."
A card signed Uncle Mark, Auntie Helen, Carrie, Zara and Tristan read: "Such a short life, you will be sadly missed."
A card signed by `Miss Duncan and class 9D' said: "Rest easy little one." It was placed next to a card signed `Miss Duncan's daughter', which read: "Even though I didn't know you, you are in my thoughts."
Another card, signed `Paul and Dan' read: "Words are empty vessels at times like this, no matter what I say it is not going to take the hurt and pain we feel. We all miss u. Love you always mate."