South East Wales

No police action after Maesteg school minibus death

Ashley Daniel Talbot Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Ashley Daniel Talbot, 15, died at the scene

Police will not take any further action against a teacher driving a school minibus which hit and killed a 15-year-old pupil.

Ashley Daniel Talbot was run over by PE teacher Chris Brooks, 34, at Maesteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend county, on 10 December 2014.

A second 13-year-old boy suffered minor injuries.

South Wales Police said it had questioned Mr Brooks but confirmed no action would be taken against him.

The force said Ashley's family had been informed and a police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident continued.

In a tribute released after his death, Ashley's family described him as a "typical teenager, a practical joker with a wicked infectious laugh".

Pupils at the school also paid tribute to a "good friend" and said the gap he had left could never be filled.

Image caption Tributes were left at the school following the incident
Image caption The minibus was taken away from the school after Ashley's death

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