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Bournemouth boy, 5, killed by car named by relative

Shane Bartlett Image copyright Bartlett family
Image caption The boy has been named locally as Shane Junior Bartlett

A five-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car has been named locally as Shane Junior Bartlett.

He died after he was was struck by the vehicle while crossing Naseby Road, in Bournemouth, on Wednesday afternoon.

A crowdfunding page, set up by a relative, has so far raised more than £3,500 to help the family with funeral costs.

The car driver, a woman in her 20s, was shaken but unhurt, police said. No-one has been arrested.

Previously officers said the boy had sustained a serious head injury and died a short time after his arrival at Poole Hospital.

Shane was nearing the end of his first term as a pupil at Winton Primary School.

Head teacher Neil Tarchetti said everyone at the school was "deeply distressed and devastated".

Donors on the crowdfunding site said Shane was a "cheeky ray of sunshine" with a "beautiful smile".

Image caption Flowers have been placed at the scene

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