Tributes paid to tragic schoolboy, six

A BOY of six who died after he was hit by a car in a Suffolk village has been named.

A BOY of six who died after he was hit by a car in a Suffolk village has been named.

Theo Thompson, who lived in Worlingham, near Beccles, was crossing a road in the village when he was struck by a Mini Cooper on Saturday at about 9.30pm.

He was on a life support machine following the accident on Rowan Way after suffering serious head and chest injuries and died on Monday evening at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

The driver was unhurt in the crash.

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Lindsay Hanger, acting deputy head at Crowfoot Primary School, where Theo was a pupil, paid tribute to him. She said: “Theo was an intelligent, hardworking and well liked little boy. His recent report indicated that he was making good progress in all areas.

“He had a wide circle of friends who will all miss him as will the teachers and other school staff. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this sad time.”

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Worlingham's rector, Suzie Ellis, said she had been praying for the family since the accident at the weekend and hoped to be able to offer them support. She said: “It is a most appalling tragedy. My prayers are with the whole family. They are very much in our hearts at the moment. We will continue to pray for each one of them.”

Patricia O'Brien, Suffolk County Council's portfolio holder for children, schools and young people's services, also offered her sympathy to Theo's family. She said: “The death of Theo Thompson was a tragic accident which will be deeply felt by many people at his school and in the community. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends.”

Police are investigating the accident and anyone with information should contact Pc Richard Godden on 01473 613500.

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