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Tribute to the ‘lovely shy’ Layton Darwood

Lovingly kissing his devoted mum, this is tragic Layton Darwood, whose death has united the city in grief.

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Friends, family, businesses and complete strangers from across the North East have come together to support the five-year-old’s heartbroken parents as they prepare to lay their precious boy to rest.

Layton died in hospital last Monday after being involved in a collision with a white Ford Transit van, on Willow Avenue in Fenham, Newcastle, near his home.

Since the tragedy around £10,000 has been raised to help pay for his funeral through Facebook raffles and an online fundraising page

And today a close friend of the youngster’s mum, who set-up ‘Layton’s Fund’, has paid tribute to the little boy as she thanks the community for their support.

Maxine Forster said: “He was lovely. He was a quiet little boy and quite shy. He loved Spiderman. He was so cute, he was lush. I just can’t believe this has happened.”

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Chronicle Live – Sunderland