Heartbroken family pay tribute to ‘precious’ seven-year-old boy who died after being mowed down by car in horrific crash
- Alfie Tollett from Plymouth was mortally injured in a collision on February 19
- A man, 55, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving
Tributes have been paid to a ‘cheeky, funny and precious’ seven-year-old who died in a crash in Devon at the weekend.
Alfie Tollett, from Plymouth, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he died later.
Officers continue to make enquiries to establish the circumstances of the collision. It happened at around 11.10am on Sunday, February 19, on Wembury Road, near the Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club.
The family of the seven-year-old have paid tribute to him. ‘To our Alfie moos, we miss you sweetheart and we will never ever forget you,’ they said.
The tribute added: ‘This has to be one of the hardest things we have had to do as a family. On Sunday, our precious little Alfie was involved in a horrible incident where sadly he lost his life.
‘This has left a massive hole in our whole family. Our Alfie was not just our son and brother, but also a grandson, a cousin, a nephew and a friend to so many people.
Alfie Tollett, pictured, was described by his family as a ‘cheeky, funny and precious’ boy after he died in a fatal collision last weekend in Plymouth
Alfie Tollett, seven, was grievously injured in a collision outside Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club in Plymouth on Sunday, February 19. A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He was later released on police bail
‘He was our special cheeky, funny and precious little man. Our hearts are completely broken. We are so numb and are struggling to understand why this has happened. We would like to thank you for the kind words of support we have received.
‘To our Alfie moos, we miss you sweetheart and we will never ever forget you. Fly high our baby. Thank you for the best seven years of our lives. All our love Mummy, Daddy, Jack and Teddy. X’
Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC has since paid tribute to the boy, who was a member of their club. A number of other rugby clubs have taken to the comment section to pay their respects and tributes.
Plymstock Oaks RFC said on Facebook: ‘It is with deep shock and sadness that we regret to inform you of the tragic loss of a young life of one of our own today. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and their friends during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.’
Tamar Saracens RFC said: ‘Such sad news. All at Tamar Saracens RFC send their condolences and our thoughts and prayers are all with you all.’ Teignmouth RFC said: ‘Sending all our deepest condolences from everyone at Teignmouth RFC, all our thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends and club. RIP little one.’
A 55-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He has been released on police bail to return on Saturday, May 20.
If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting reference number 50230040392.