THE FAMILY of nine-year-old Alfie Steele who died in Droitwich last month have paid tribute to him, saying they are completely devastated by his loss.
Alfie was flown to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital by air ambulance on February 18 after police were called to an incident at an address in Vashon Drive, Copcut, but he died shortly after getting there.
The circumstances around his death are unexplained and a full and detailed investigation is ongoing.
Alfie’s grandad Paul Scott spoke of his smile that ‘would melt butter’ and his inquisitive nature.
He said: “We are completely devastated by the loss of Alfie, he had a smile that would melt butter.
“He was intelligent and inquisitive, and was courageous like a lion; he was a good Christian boy who was full of God.
“He would never shy away from anything and had no fear.
“He loved Worcester Warriors Rugby Club and I will always have my lovely memories of taking him to watch Arsenal matches.”
Alfie’s loving brother and sisters said: “Alfie was a bright boy, and he was always creative and imaginative.
“We loved to watch videos and play football with him and we are going to miss telling him to shut up at night.
“We love him and he is always going to be in our hearts.”
Paul added: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone connected with the investigation, everyone has been very professional and the media have been respectful and allowed us time as a family to grieve.
“Thank you for the continued support from the community, who have sent teddies and well wishes.”
The family have requested privacy at this time.
And West Mercia Police have asked people not to write speculative comments that may impact upon the investigation.