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Freddie Perry death: Speed limit changed to 20mph

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Image caption A coroner ruled the death of Freddie Perry was accidental

A 20mph speed limit has been introduced on a road where a 10-year-old boy was killed.

Freddie Perry was knocked down by a car as he crossed the road outside his house in Oxford Crescent, Didcot, Oxfordshire, in September last year.

Since the youngster's death, his parents have campaigned for a lower speed limit and parking restrictions.

Oxfordshire County Council approved the new limit and the construction of a road hump at a meeting on Thursday.

In April, a coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death at an inquest into Freddie's death.

No action was taken by police against the driver of the car.

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