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Shock over death of 12-year-old boy

PUBLISHED: 09:08 22 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:25 06 July 2010

A SHOCKED community is today struggling to come to terms with the death of a 12-year-old boy on its doorstep.

The youngster was killed in a car accident after the Land Rover he was travelling in left the road and crashed into a field just south of Peasenhall, near Framlingham.

A SHOCKED community is today struggling to come to terms with the death of a 12-year-old boy on its doorstep.

The youngster was killed in a car accident after the Land Rover he was travelling in left the road and crashed into a field just south of Peasenhall, near Framlingham.

The accident happened on an unnamed road between the villages of Peasenhall and Carlton, between Rendham Road and the north end of Pipney Hill.

The young boy was believed to be staying with his parents and four siblings at their holiday home in the village for the half-term school holiday, just minutes from where the tragic crash happened. Police are expected to release his name today.

The family, from London, are regular visitors to their holiday home, a farm on Mill Road, visiting most weekends according to people in the village. Over the weekend local people have told of their “complete shock” at the tragic accident, offering kind words and sympathy to the family.

Colin Hann, vice-chairman of Peasenhall Parish Council said the accident had left villagers in “complete shock.” He said: “Something like this happening on your doorstep involving the death of a child has made people feel very sad.

“People in the village are wondering who it is who died, not because they are nosy but because their thoughts are with the family and they are all wondering if it is someone they know.

“There is a huge amount of sympathy for the family from people living in the village, you can't help thinking it could have been me.”

A man and two other children were also in the vehicle. They suffered injuries and were taken to Ipswich Hospital, their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Suffolk police confirmed the boy had been declared dead at the scene.

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