A HEADTEACHER has paid tribute to a "kind and helpful" schoolboy.

The head teacher of Milton Hall Primary School, Debbie Priest, paid tribute to six-year-old Joseph Ball.

Year Two pupil Joseph died after being hit by a motorbike on London Road, Westcliff, shortly after he left the school in Salisbury Avenue on Monday afternoon.

Ms Priest said: “Everybody at the school has been left devastated by Joseph‟s death and this is an incredibly difficult time for pupils, parents and staff alike.

“Joseph was one of the most able children in his year. He was very clever and hard working, always happy, and kind and helpful to his peers.

“His teacher has described him as being an 'absolute delight' and the kind of child that everyone would like to have in their class."

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