Family pay tribute to Jake Allen

The family of a nine-year-old boy who died after an off-road vehicle overturned have paid tribute to their ‘sweet and loving boy’.

Jake Allen died following a crash at Coney Green Farm, Stourport, on Saturday, September 24.

His family said: “We’re all completely devastated by the loss of our Jakey.

“He could seem serious and quiet at first, but then he would break out into the most beautiful smile, and with those close to him he was warm and chatty.”

“Jakey enjoyed reading, drumming, gaming and playing football with his friends. He loved his dog, Bobby, and anything and everything to do with animals.”

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Jake’s sister Lilli-Louise is among those grieving.

The family added: “He was such a kind, respectful and loving little boy. When he wasn’t making videos with his sister, he was always offering to help out around the house.

“He would often come out with random facts about birds or plants, we never knew where he got them from, but when we looked them up, he was always right.

“Lilli-Louise called him her ‘little teddy bear’ and said he was the ‘bestest little brother and he was fantastic at swimming and was always compared to a fish.’ 

“Lilli-Louise, along with the whole family, loves and misses him so very much.”

The family have asked everyone to respect their privacy at this difficult time.

West Mercia Police is looking to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that could help.

Information can be reported via the West Mercia Police website quoting reference 406 of 24 September, or by calling 101.