TWO teenage best friends who were killed in a police car chase accident will be buried together in the same grave at a memorial service later today.
Kyrees Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, died on May 22 – and their deaths sparked riots on the streets of Ely, Cardiff.
The couple died from head injuries after falling off a £4,000 Sur Ron electric bike.
Thousands of mourners are expected to attend their joint service today.
Church vicars revealed that the families felt they were being buried together in the same grave because Kyrees and Harvey had been so close since childhood.
Reverend Canon Jan Gould said, “It’s important, especially for the family, but actually for the whole community, to find some closure now and start moving on.”
“I hope that the community can now start rebuilding. And I hope that the service will bring some peace to the families.”
“I’m going to talk about how grief can sometimes feel like a storm that’s overwhelming and we don’t know how to feel.
“We can have all sorts of feelings that we can’t handle, and I will encourage you to seek the peace that Jesus brought in calming the storm and longs for to calm the storms of our lives .”
The procession will include two limousines, four hearses and eight Rolls-Royce cars, as well as between 200 and 400 motorcycles – although their families have asked that no motorcycles, Sur Ron electric bicycles or scooters be present at services.
A family friend released the details, saying: “I have been asked to inform family and friends that the funerals of Kyrees and Harvey will be on Thursday 6 July at 1pm at Church of the Resurrection and then at 2.30pm at their final resting place will be held at Western Cemetery.” p.m.
“Please wear what you feel comfortable in. All we ask is that you include something blue. Let’s celebrate the lives of these two little boys and come together to remember them and show how much they are loved.”
A second post said: “The families have asked that under no circumstances may motorbikes, sur-rons or scooters etc be present at the funeral as the families have been told the police need to be brought to the attention of this and this the last thing we want to do.”
“We hope to see you all on July 6th to celebrate their lives and give our boys the best send-off they deserve.”
After the two boys died on May 22, two police officers were investigated for gross misconduct.
South Wales Police initially denied that officers had been chasing the boys, but CCTV later revealed a marked van was following them.
The officers, who are not named, have now been served with reports of gross misconduct as part of an investigation by the police station.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct said the notices were delivered to the driver and passenger in the marked police car.
Investigators are reviewing hundreds of video clips collected during house-to-house interviews.
They have also taken statements from residents and put up witness boards on nearby streets.
Her death sparked riots on the Welsh residential street.
Masked thugs threw flaming rockets, firecrackers and paving stones at police, injuring 15 people.