Tribute paid to tragic 12-year-old

A MOVING tribute has been paid by a 12-year-old’s family after the boy died in a crash near Peasenhall.

Luke Reid was one of the passengers in a Land Rover which overturned around 5pm on Friday.

Luke, from West Kensington in London, was one of four people in the vehicle.

In a written statement, his family said: “Luke was a bright light in all our lives. He was happy and loving and always interested in everyone.

“We miss him terribly and know how lucky we were to have had him in our lives.”


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Ambulance, police and the Air Ambulance attended the crash. A man and two other younger children were also in the car and sustained injuries.

They were taken to Ipswich Hospital however, none of them suffered serious injuries.

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The tragedy occurred on an un-named road between Peasenhall and Carlton, running between Rendham Road and a road near to the north end of Pipney Hill.

It is believed Luke’s family are regular visitors to their holiday home, a farm on Mill Road. They visit most weekends according to people in the village.

Residents in Peasenhall said they were shocked by Luke’s death and have offered their condolences to his family.

Suffolk police have said they want to speak to anyone who was in this area at the time, particularly the occupants of a large black car, possibly a Land Rover Discovery, seen driving along this road prior to the collision.

If you can help the investigation into Luke’s death telephone Pc Rick Godden at Suffolk Constabulary’s Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

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