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Tribute to Stockton collision death son James Robinson

James Robinson
Image caption James' mother said he loved climbing and was called Spiderman by his friends

The mother of a four-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a car after visiting an ice cream van in Stockton has described him as her "soul mate".

James Robinson was struck in Wearport Green, Portrack, on Friday. Tributes and teddy bears were left at the scene.

His mother Emma Oram said James was the family's "pride and joy" and that he was "boisterous, loud, and fun-loving".

His love of climbing meant he was called Spiderman by his friends, she said.

"As a mother, I used to do everything with James, he was my little soul mate - my strength - and I cannot bear to be apart from him.

"There is a massive hole in my heart which I will never be able to fill.

"How on earth am I going to cope without him? I miss him so much, we all do," said Ms Oram.

She said James had a devoted and loving family who had been left with a "massive void" in their lives.

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