Mother of three-year-old killed in collision with Bury tractor ‘is beyond repair’ | UK News
The mother of a three-year-old boy killed in a collision with a tractor on a farm has said he was ‘irreparable’.
Albie Speakman suffered fatal injuries on farmland off Bentley Hall Road in the Tottington area of Bury, Greater Manchester at around 12.45pm on Saturday July 16.
His family were in a vehicle transporting the child to hospital before reporting a passing ambulance, but the youngster died before it arrived.
The driver of the tractor, who would have known the child, is helping the police in their investigations.
Officers said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Albie’s mother Leah described her son as her “sunny little boy”.
She said: “Albie was an incredibly loving, caring and caring boy who just wanted everyone to be happy.
“He was so sensitive and wanted everyone to be okay, especially the people he loved.
“He loved to play, whether it was with his family or his friends at nursery. He was always looking for little round things everywhere he went – rocks, styrofoam balls, bouncy balls, beads – I don’t know why but he loved anything round, he clung to it.
“His favorite memories are at Cleethorpes beach, with his bucket, shovel and ball. His happiest days were on that beach. We were so free and had no worries in the world. There was only me and Albie and nothing else mattered.
“Every time I asked him what he wanted to do, he wanted to go on a beach vacation again. That’s how I know he was really happy there.
“We all love Albie so much more than we can ever put into words, especially his grandmother and his ‘nanny-nanny’ as he would always call her.
“I’m going to miss absolutely everything about Albie – his voice, his smile, the smell of his skin and the feel of his little hands on my face when he says, ‘I love you, mom daughter.’
“I will especially miss going on adventures with Albie, anywhere and everywhere we can have fun. Nothing will ever fill the void he left in our hearts.
“We are broken beyond repair.
“I always call him my sunny little boy because he’s brought so much light into my life and he’s my little sunshine, and I don’t want his life to end here.
“I have to keep living for him and take him with me wherever I go. We still have so many memories to make, Albie.
“I love him so much and I know he will find me one day, one way or another, because we need each other.
“Until then, I will look for him in everything I do and celebrate his life.
“I don’t know how to go on with this life without you, but I will find a way to be strong for you and make you proud.”
A joint police and health and safety executive investigation is ongoing and specialist officers from Greater Manchester Police are supporting Albie’s family.
Ch Insp Ian Partington, of GMP’s Bury District, said: ‘Although his family signaled an ambulance while getting him to hospital as quickly as they could, unfortunately the boy could not be saved. after the best efforts of paramedics. I can’t imagine how distressing this was for those involved.
“We are working to ensure a full investigation is carried out, and the farmland where we understand this incident occurred remains cordoned off to allow our investigators and HSE partners to carry out thorough investigations to establish exactly what happened. passed here.”
A police car was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle in Bell Lane as officers responded to the initial call from the North West Ambulance Service.
The occupants of the second vehicle were taken to hospital as a precaution.
The policeman who was in the police car was not injured.