THE FAMILY of a nine-year-old boy who died when a 4×4 overturned at an off-road adventure course has paid tribute to their “sweet and loving” son.
Jake Allen died in the horror crash at Coney Green Farm 4X4 Offroad Site in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs., on Saturday afternoon.
A young girl also suffered serious injuries in what an eyewitness described as a “freak accident”.
His family said: “We’re all completely devastated by the loss of our Jakey.
“He could seem serious and quiet at first, but then he would break out into the most beautiful smile, and with those close to him he was warm and chatty.”
“Jakey enjoyed reading, drumming, gaming and playing football with his friends. He loved his dog, Bobby, and anything and everything to do with animals.”
Young Jake leaves behind his sister Lilli-Louise.
The family added: “He was such a kind, respectful and loving little boy. When he wasn’t making videos with his sister, he was always offering to help out around the house.
“He would often come out with random facts about birds or plants, we never knew where he got them from, but when we looked them up, he was always right.
“Lilli-Louise called him her ‘little teddy bear’ and said he was the ‘bestest little brother and he was fantastic at swimming and was always compared to a fish.’
“Lilli-Louise, along with the whole family, loves and misses him so very much.”
West Mercia Police is looking to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that could help.
Information can be reported via the West Mercia Police website quoting reference 406 of 24 September, or by calling 101.
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