2nd Mar, 2021

Emotional tributes paid to nine-year-old Alfie who died in Droitwich

Tristan Harris 23rd Feb, 2021 Updated: 23rd Feb, 2021

EMOTIONAL tributes have been laid where nine-year-old Alfie Scott who tragically died in Droitwich.

The Witton Middle School pupil was flown by air ambulance to hospital after an incident last Thursday but later died.

Tributes to Alfie. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0821004MMR3

A sea of flowers, handwritten notes and flowers have been placed at the scene, outside the house in Vashon Drive.

One from his teacher Mr Holloway read: “I will forever remember your enthusiastic smile, wonderful attitude and passion that you brought into our classroom.

“Thank you for letting me teach you this year and for never failing to brighten my day.

“Everyone at Witton will miss you dearly.

“Rest easy little Alfie.”

The incident happened around 2.30pm on Thursday. The boy, who was in critical condition, was taken to hospital by air ambulance but sadly died.

The cause of the boy’s death is not yet known and police are continuing to treat it as an unexplained death.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspected child neglect and a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Both have been bailed until the 19 March.

Specially trained officers are supporting the victim’s family at this time and would ask they are given privacy during this tragic event.

Tributes left to Alfie. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0821004MMR4

A spokesperson for The Spire Trust, which Witton Middle School is part of, said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our students and our thoughts are with their family and friends at this very sad time.

“We will do our utmost to support the school community during this difficult period and are working with Worcestershire Children First to provide specialist support to any that need it.

“Witton Middle School has recently become a valued member of The Spire Trust.

“The Trust will continue to work with all agencies supporting the multi-agency response and investigation into this tragic incident.“

 

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