BREAKING NEWS: Tributes left boy, 11, who died after being hit by two cars in Hornchurch
TRIBUTES have poured in for a 11-year-old boy who died after he was hit by two cars in Hornchurch yesterday.
The boy, who is believed to be named Tommy Bailey was struck on Sunday January 23 at midday at South End Road, Hornchurch. Police were called at around 12.05pm to reports of two cars in collision with the youngster.
Officers and London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and the boy was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way, Romford where he was confirmed dead at around 1.15pm.
More than 1,000 people have paid emotional tributes and celebrated Tommy’s life on social networking site Facebook.
One read: “Rest in peace little man.
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“Too young to be taken our thoughts are with your family and friends.”
Another one wrote: “Rest in peace little man.
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“You were such a talented young boy and it seems just like yesterday that I was telling you to keep on guard with your boxing.
“Sweet dreams, you will never be forgotten, sweet dreams.”
The former Abbs Cross school student was a keen sports fan and was a member of West Ham Boxing Club and the captain of Tigers FC Under 12s.
Secretary of West Ham Boxing Club, Lianne Jameson said: “He was a lovely boy with a lovely little face and he was just the type of child that was harmless.
“He had entered into five contests and had won two medals but he was so talented and we were all sure that he would have been very successful in the world of amateur boxing.”
The Headteacher of Abbs Cross School, Mr Mayon made a touching tribute to Tommy.
He said: “Tommy was a lively and energetic young boy who enjoyed school, engaging fully in what we had to offer.
“He was a talented sportsman and had a wide circle of friends.
“His loss is felt deeply by our community and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult time”.
The scene of the accident has also been swamped with flowers and messages.
One tribute from Tigers FC read:“You left us so suddenly. your thoughts unknown, you left us memories, we are proud to own a born leader and a superb captain, RIP.”