Northern Ireland police have published the first photograph of a boy aged 12 who was run over and killed by a van just 14 days prior to Christmas.
Aaron Webb was struck by the vehicle while walking on Lisburn Road, outside Glenavy in Co Antrim.
Aaron was a “very special little boy” from Greater Lisburn. He died soon after arriving at the hospital.
The police are asking for witnesses, especially anyone with dashcam footage.
Northern Ireland Police have revealed the first photo of Aaron Webb (12 years old) who died on Friday after being hit by a van. It was just 14 days before Christmas.
Sergeant Braiden explained that the officers were present along with their colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
“Aaron” was taken to the hospital, but was soon declared dead.
“The collision happened at around 3.30pm.
We are asking anyone travelling around the scene at the time of the collision to please contact us by dialing 101. You can use reference 1069 of the 10/12/21.
Glenavy Councillor David Honeyford posted: “Heartbreaking news. This is a terrible tragedy. Words can’t express the pain and agony that the family will go through.
Aaron was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead at 3.30pm. (stock photo)
“My heart is with the whole family, and my prayers and thoughts are with them during this very difficult time of grief.
Unbelievable news, one social media user said. Aaron was a very special little boy.
Everyone will miss him deeply.
Many Facebook comments simply stated: “Heartbreaking” while others added: “So sad any time of the year, but more so near Christmas when his family will have to struggle for another one.