Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Boy (5) killed on mini-motorbike

A five-year-old boy died of head injuries after an accident on a child's motorcycle, police have said.

Jake Wilson was seriously hurt when riding the bike in the grounds of a cattle market in Carmarthen, west Wales, on Sunday.

Police and the ambulance service were called to the scene at about 3.30pm, but Jake died later of his injuries at West Wales General Hospital.

Dyfed-Powys Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and have described it as a tragic accident.

A police spokeswoman said a post-mortem examination found yesterday he died from head injuries.

The accident happened in a car park at the Livestock Centre next to Carmarthen Showground in Nantyci on the western outskirts of the town.

Managers at the site say the market was closed and locked for Christmas at the time.

In a statement released through police, Jake's family said he would be remembered as a “beacon of joy”.

“Jake was an experienced motorcycle rider, winning all three club championships in the Welsh grasstrack calendar in 2009,” they said.

“Jake was a loveable, affectionate and fun loving boy who packed so much into his short life.

“His family are struggling to come to terms with the tragic and heartbreaking loss of their youngest child.

“Jake will be greatly missed by all his family, including his older brother and sister.”

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