Police in Hobart are still searching for a motorbike involved in a crash which killed a 14-year-old boy in the city’s north on Christmas night.
Emergency services were called to the scene at Harbord Road in Claremont, about 9:30pm.
Police say the child died at the scene, and the motorcycle he was riding had been removed from the crash site by an unknown person before emergency services arrived.
The cause of the crash is yet to be determined and police are calling on anyone with information to come forward.
“A 14-year-old person has had their life tragically cut short,” said Acting Inspector Stewart Cashion.
“This is an extremely serious situation, and we need to find the bike so we can help provide closure to the boy’s family as to the circumstances of the crash.”
A man who lives on Harbord Road said it was a shocking incident.
“It was terrible really, I mean, no-one wants to see anyone hurt, especially that young, it’s a tragedy,” he said.
“He was just going up and down the street on his bike — I don’t really know what happened, but next thing you know, he was laying on the road up there and someone called an ambulance and the police,
“It’s terrible really, being so young too.”
Anyone with information about the location of the motorcycle is asked to contact CrimeStoppers.