Family pay tribute to boy, 3, killed in crash

A YOUNGSTER who died in a car accident has today been remembered as a “little boy with a big heart”.

Three-year-old Henry James Robert Blacklock from Red Lodge, near Bury St Edmunds, lost his life in the crash last weekend on the B1063 Ashley Road just outside Cheveley, Newmarket.

He was a passenger in a white Renault Clio driven by his father, who suffered serious injuries and was in a stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, this week.

The other vehicle involved in the collision, just after 7pm on Saturday, was a black Jaguar X-Type driven by a 30-year-old man from Newmarket.

The man, who suffered minor injuries, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed.


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Henry’s mother, Clare Seager, and his family paid tribute to him in a statement, released this afternoon.

They said: “Henry was a little boy with a big heart, who was, and is, loved by everyone who knew him.

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“For a three-year-old lad he didn’t know the meaning of fear or danger.

“Henry was a boy that everyone who ever met him immediately took to. “He even had the bin men laughing, especially when he would run out with his own bin lorry and say “look, me got one of those”.

“Henry loved playing with his trucks, tractors and lorries.

“He would quickly make friends with people he met and just loved life and everyone.

“Henry was really bright and intelligent little boy who was always smiling and seemed to know everything.

“His biggest fans were his cousins, Ellie-Mae and Olivia, his aunts and uncles and his brother and sisters, Jack, Lilly and Jasmin.”

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