A mother has paid tribute to her ten-year-old son after he was knocked down and killed by a delivery van in Aberdeenshire.
Anthony Healy, was struck by a van on Broadshade Crescent in Westhill, near Aberdeen, on Friday.
His mother Frances told The Press and Journal: “I miss him, I don’t think I can say anything else. I just miss him so much.”
Floral tributes have been left at the scene of the accident and prayers were said for the youngster and his family at the nearby Skene Parish Church.
Amanda Dowbekin, whose son Keiran was a close friend of Anthony, said: “Anthony was such a quiet and polite wee boy - although Keiran does say that he was hyper with his friends.
“I really feel for his family, it must be tough with three other kids to look after at the same time, I can’t imagine what they must be going through.
“It’s strange seeing the streets around here so quiet, everyone is being really wary of letting the kids run around.
“We went up to the scene and put flowers up yesterday and it’s quite eerie.”
Westhill and District councillor Ron McKail said: “It is tragic news and as a community we are saddened and in shock.
“Our thoughts, condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends. Our thoughts also go to the driver who will have to live with this for the rest of his life.
“It’s very sad news and it will take us a very long time to get over this.”
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