An inquest has been opened into the hit-and-run death of 13-year-old Alfie Brown. 

Alfie, from North Walsham, had been cycling home when he was hit by a passing Ford Ranger at Swafield on August 10.

His family has paid tribute to Alfie, who was about to start Year 9 at North Walsham High School.

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His mum, Rebecca Beauchamp, said he was a “beautiful, cheeky boy” who had an “ability to make people laugh and feel comfortable”. 

His dad, Andrew Brown, said: “I miss him and I love him. I wish I could see him one more time.” 

His step-mum, Devan Green, said he loved music and having adventures outdoors, and dreamed of one day becoming a chef. 

An online fundraiser set up to pay for Alfie’s funeral and give him “the send-off he truly deserves” has raised more than £15,500.

Jacqueline Lake, the senior coroner for Norfolk, told Norfolk Coroner’s Court that Alfie was born on December 5, 2009, and that he died of severe head injuries.

The hearing was adjourned for a pre-inquest review hearing to take place on November 20.