WATCH: Balloon release held at Headland to remember tragic teenager

Green balloons filled the sky above the Headland tonight to remember a teenager killed in a tragic accident.

Though Ricky Tynemouth Harris, 17, lived with his mum and stepdad in Northumberland, he was a regular visitor to the home of dad Richard and stepmum Patricia in Hartlepool's Bruce Crescent.

Tonight's balloon release to remember Ricky Tynemouth Harris

Tonight's balloon release to remember Ricky Tynemouth Harris

He died when the Vauxhall Corsa in which he was a passenger left the A196 near South Farm, Choppington, at about 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Dozens turned up at the Headland tonight to release balloons to remember the popular teenager.

Patricia said the location had been chosen because of Ricky's love for the town's carnival.

"We chose the Headland because the Carnival was Ricky's favourite time of the year," she said.

Ricky with dad Richard

Ricky with dad Richard

"He used to meet all the girls there - he had a different girlfriend for every day of the week"

She added: "We never expected this many people to turn up, it just goes to show how popular he was. Tonight has been really hard, but we wanted to do something for him.

"Ricky's family are all devastated - Richard's brothers, Lee Bryson and Clint Bryson and all our friends have been very supportive to us all.

"Lee and his son Lee Jnr came with me and Richard to visit the scene of the accident and we were left blown over by the amount of flowers candles and messages left there."