Wiltshire

Boy, six, killed by bus near Wiltshire school is named

Finlay Connor
Image caption It is believed the bus had just dropped pupils off at the school

A six-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a bus outside a Wiltshire primary school has been named as Finlay Connor.

The boy and his mother were hit by the vehicle outside Woodborough School near Pewsey at about 0900 GMT on Monday.

Finlay's mother is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after suffering multiple injuries.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later released on bail.

The 52-year-old was questioned by detectives in Salisbury.

A spokesman from Great Western Ambulance Service said Finlay, who was a pupil at the school, suffered a serious head injury and had gone into cardiac arrest at the scene.

His mother had to be freed from under the bus.

They were both airlifted to Great Western Hospital in Swindon, where the boy died.

'Difficult time'

His mother has since been flown to Frenchay Hospital, near Bristol.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said the bus was carrying no pupils at the time.

It is believed it had just dropped children off at the school, he said.

Woodborough Primary School said in a statement: "We are all deeply affected by the death, but we are trying, for the children's sake, to keep the school as normal as possible over the coming days, while allowing the children opportunities to talk about this tragedy if they want.

"Trained staff from the critical incident team are helping to support us through this difficult time."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time and the whole community sends them our sincerest sympathy and support."

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