Wiltshire

Wiltshire father's tribute to bus death son

The father of a six-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a bus outside his school has described him as his "beautiful little prince".

Finlay Connor and his mother Nicola were struck by the vehicle outside Woodborough School near Pewsey, Wiltshire, on Monday.

The boy's father, Greg Connor, said that the "world stopped turning" that day.

Mrs Connor remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

'Love and support'

In a statement Mr Connor praised the response of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, police helicopter crews and staff at the school.

"The world stopped turning for me on Monday morning, but as my beautiful wife, Nicola, lies desperately ill in Frenchay Hospital, it is this wonderful support that is keeping me going and enabling me to be strong both for Nicola and Louis, Finlay's three-year-old brother," he said.

Mr Connor said he was "simply not able to make any sense" of what had happened, adding: "Please remember us in your prayers, and thank you all once again for your continued love and support."

Finlay's teachers have paid tribute to him as a "sunny" child with an infectious smile.

A 52-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, was later released on police bail.

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