Man to Appear in Court Following Tragic Deἀth of 12-Year-Old in M62 Motorway Incident

Legal proceedings are underway after a young boy lost his life in a sorrowful incident where he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross a motorway. The grieving mother of Callum Rycroft, hailing from Leeds, has offered her heartfelt tribute subsequent to the untimely passing of her son on the M62 near Cleckheaton at 9:50 PM BST on Saturday (5 August).

According to law enforcement, it appears that Callum and another individual were walking on the road subsequent to an earlier vehicular collision. Matthew Rycroft, aged 36 and a resident of Leeds, is scheduled to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, facing charges related to causing or permitting the deth of a child. Additional charges have been brought against him for failing to provide a specimen.

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Initial reports from West Yorkshire Police suggest that Callum may have been attempting to traverse from the central reservation to the hard shoulder at the time of the accident.

This tragic incident occurred on the eastbound carriageway after a separate crash on the slip road leading to Hartshead Moor services. Authorities have stated that there is no indication of involvement of any other vehicles in the initial collision.

In a statement issued by West Yorkshire Police, Callum’s mother expressed –

“Callum was a beautiful happy soul who was unique, great fun, and larger than life.”

“He brought light, laughter, and noise into any room.”

“Callum had a massive impact on everyone who met him. The house is so quiet without him here.”

“We are devastated at what has happened and request that people respect our wish for privacy at this difficult time.”

“We are very grateful for the support and kind comments we have received.”

Another individual, a 47-year-old from Bolton, was previously taken into custody on suspicion of causing deth by dangerous driving. Following preliminary investigations, he has been released on bail pending further inquiries, as confirmed by West Yorkshire Police.

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