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Tributes pour in for ‘amazing always smiling’ boy, 4, killed in bike crash

Heartfelt tributes have poured in for a young boy killed after an off-road bike crashed into a lamppost.

Four-year-old Lennox Railton-Craggs died on Sunday afternoon in the village of Eldon Lane near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and is thought to have been a passenger on the bike.

Police were called to the scene at around 1pm, where Lennox was treated for serious injuries.

The young lad was declared dead after being airlifted to hospital.

Prince Bishops Community Primary School shared a heart-wrenching tribute to Lennox on Facebook, describing him as an "amazing" child who "always had a smile" on his face.

It read: "As we’re sure many of you know, Lennox Railton-Craggs sadly passed away yesterday.

"Lennox was a joy. He was such a happy boy who always had a smile for staff and other children.

"He loved playing with the dinosaurs and in the water but his favourite thing to do was to play outside.

"He was an amazing friend and could be often seen holding another child’s hand and he would go an get a tissue for anyone who was upset.

"We’re absolutely heartbroken by the news.

"Lennox will be hugely missed by all of the staff at school, especially those who were privileged enough to teach and support him.

"Naturally we have spoken to Lennox’s family and as always, will do what we can to support them through the unimaginable pain they are going through.

"As so many children had heard the news before they came to school today, we have spoken to them about bereavement, and we are providing support for them."

The post was accompanied by a snap of Lennox with a model robot, which he had made during his time in nursery.

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"He was very proud of it and rightly so," the post added.

"This is how we will always remember him."

Durham Police have now launched an investigation into the boy's death and have asked anyone with information regarding the incident to call them on 101 quoting incident number 196 of January 23.

A spokesperson for the force explained: "Police are investigating following the death of a four-year-old boy in Bishop Auckland.

"It is believed the child had been a passenger on an off-road bike when it collided with a lamppost shortly after 1pm yesterday (Sunday, January 23) in the Eldon Lane area.

"He was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, but was sadly pronounced dead on arrival."

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