Somerset

Tributes to Alfie Jones who was hit by school bus

Alfie Jones
Image caption It would have been Alfie's fifth birthday on Thursday

The parents of a four-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a school bus in Somerset have paid tribute to him.

Alfie Jones was walking home with one of his parents from Huish Episcopi Primary School in Langport on 17 May when he was struck by the bus.

Georgina Roberts and Nigel Jones said Alfie was always smiling and happy and the first to say hello to people.

They said although his life had been cut short his donated organs had given life to three other children.

"It was due to have been Alfie's fifth birthday today [Thursday] and we thought we would have been arranging a birthday party instead of his funeral.

"Alfie loved school but his two real passions in life were the Nintendo Wii and ice cream - he would frequently try to play the Wii and eat ice cream at the same time.

"He was a lively, passionate little boy who loved his sister Rebecca and brother Adam very much. He loved singing and dancing and was never a sad little boy," his parents said.

A 28-year-old man from the Yeovil area has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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