A GRIEVING mother said her son gave her 'the greatest privilege' of being a mum and will forever feel proud of him. 

Corey Caton, 12, sadly died whilst cycling on the B471 in Whitchurch Hill, Reading when he was involved in an accident with a white van.

His mum has released a heartbreaking tribute for her 'cheeky and mischevious' son.

She said: “Corey was an amazing young boy with a bright future, he was healthy and happy, with a passion for life.  He was a cheeky, mischievous boy and would always make those around him smile and laugh.

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“Corey gave me the privilege of being a mum to the most amazing young man and for that I will be forever grateful and proud that I had him in my life, if only for a short time.

Reading Chronicle:

“Corey donated his organs to give three other individuals a better future.

“The thought of not seeing Corey grow up to achieve his aspirations saddens me immensely.

“I would never want any parents to go through the agony I am going through.

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“I would urge all parents to check that their children are wearing the appropriate clothing and safety helmets, that they are competent cycling on roads and when cycling on unfamiliar roads they are aware of the dangers and are supervised.

“I would like to thank the emergency services and members of the public.

“I would also like to thank the staff at John Radcliffe Hospital for the care and treatment they provided to Corey.  I am eternally grateful.

“I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support during this traumatic period.”