THE 15-year-old boy killed in a bus crash on Brighton seafront has been named by police.

Alfie Harbord, of Bonchurch Road in Brighton, was hit and killed by the number 6 bus in Marine Parade at around 1am on Saturday.

An inquest will be opened into the death of the Dorothy Stringer high school pupil next week.

Police said his family has asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.