The school of a 15-year-old who died after being struck by a car have paid tribute to their "wonderful student". 

Salvador Modke died from head injuries after being hit by a Hyundai Ioniq in London Road, near the centre of Thetford.

Salvador attended St Benedict's Catholic School, in Bury St Edmunds, who have paid tribute to their pupil.

Headteacher Imogen Senior, said: "The whole St Benedict’s school community is stunned and shocked by the sudden loss of our wonderful student Salvador Modke.

"He is a loved and cherished member of this community and the whole school is reeling from his loss. Salvador was a popular, funny, bright young man who was loved by his peers and teachers.

"He took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award with the school, had represented the school at rugby and basketball and was engaged with many aspects of school life. One of his great interests was music production and was keen to pursue this further as a career.

"The GCSE exams that he had been expected to sit from this week were part of this journey. We are heartbroken by his loss and continue to keep him, his family and his friends in our prayers."

The fatal crash occurred at about 11.45am on Saturday, at the pedestrian crossing next to Icknield Way.

Despite emergency services, including the air ambulance, treating Salvador he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An inquest into his death was opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, during which the medical cause of death was given as “severe head injury following a road traffic collision”.  

A full inquest to determine the official cause of death will take place on Monday, November 27 at the Norfolk Coroner’s Court.