The best friend of a 14-year-old boy killed in a hit-and-run crash has spoken of his grief as police questioned two people.

The victim, named locally as Kyle Coen, was riding along the A2 London Road near Sittingbourne, Kent, when he was struck by a grey Fiat Bravo at about 9.15pm on Monday.

He suffered serious injuries in the incident, near Bapchild Cricket Club, and was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene, said Kent Police.

Outside the cricket club, his best friend Alex Stock, also 14, laid flowers with his mother Linda.

He said: "I'm really upset. I can't believe it. We had plans to go out today but obviously it can't happen now. I've just been crying since it happened."

His mother said Alex and Kyle were "inseparable" and had spent Monday together before parting. Mrs Stock said it was only by "sheer luck" that her son was not with Kyle when he died.

Police said a 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man are helping them with their inquiries.