Boy, 4, run over and killed by tractor in tragic accident on family farm – The Sun

A FOUR-year-old boy has died after being run over by a tractor on his family farm.

Harry Lee is thought to have fallen from the vehicle and crushed under the wheels in Newchurch-in-Pendle, near Burnley, Lancs.

The lad's devastated family have paid tribute to the "our angel" following his tragic death on Monday morning.

Little Harry, who was known for loving the outdoors, suffered head injuries after his fall from the tractor.

Harry's heartbroken family said in a statement: "Harry was four years old and the light of our lives.

"He is a much-loved son, grandson, brother, cousin and uncle in his large extended family.

"He never failed to make friends and melt hearts wherever he went, with his cheeky smile and his laughter.

Harry was our angel…He never failed to make friends and melt hearts wherever he went, with his cheeky smile and his laughter

“Harry was born and brought up on a farm and loved the outdoor lifestyle. His passion was tractors and animals. He could name every brand and type of tractor in the area by sight and loved to feed and look after the animals.

His family added: “Harry has attended the same nursery for three years and he loved his teachers and his friends.

"Harry's teacher admitted that everything she knows about farming and tractors had come from him and that even she could identify the different tractors and the trailers by sight.

“Harry loved listening to music, and insisted on being in charge of the playlist whenever he went out in the car.

“Most of all Harry was our angel and although it is the most difficult time of our lives, trying to come to terms with his loss, he will always be with us and we will think of him every day for the rest of our lives."

Having initially been called to reports that a young boy had suffered a serious head injury, police said he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Stg Michael Belfield said: "These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Harry and his family at this very difficult time.


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“We believe that Harry fell from the vehicle and was then involved in a collision. Sadly he suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

“His death is being treated as accidental and a file will be passed to the coroner.”

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