Paying tribute to her son today, Kyle’s mother said: “He was a beloved, sweet, gentle son, who wouldn’t even hurt a fly.
“Every second without him is pure torture. Our hearts have been shattered into a million pieces.
“He was such a talented and dedicated basketball player and keen gym enthusiast.
“The number of times parents have said I’m doing such an amazing job bringing you up, and how polite and cheerful you were.
“My baby, we were blessed to have had such fantastic 17 years with you and we are struggling to go on without you.
“A parent should not have to bury her child, no child deserves this. Myself, your dad, your brother, family, friends and the community are devastated.”
Officers were called to the Greenhill Road junction with Copped Hall Drive at 10.50pm, following reports that a teenager had been stabbed. He has sadly pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.
A murder investigation by Surrey and Sussex’s Major Crime Team remains ongoing.
Kyle’s family continues to be supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.
A 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody at this time.