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TRIBUTES pour in for Alfie Brown killed in ‘hit-and-run’

BY Anas Shah Aug 12, 2023. 11:59 pm UPDATED: Aug 12, 2023. 11:59 pm

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A “beautiful and brilliant” 13-year-old girl was killed in a “hit-and-run” while cycling home from a friend’s house.

Alfie Brown was characterized as “having his whole life ahead of him” prior to the truck accident in Swafield, near North Walsham, Norfolk.

Police were contacted soon before 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, along with emergency services such as paramedics and an air ambulance, but he died at the site.

According to cops, the driver of the Ford Ranger failed to stop but was subsequently apprehended.

Alfie’s aunt Emma Brown has put up a GoFundMe campaign to assist “give him the send off he truly deserves,” and has already received nearly £11,000 in donations.

“Alfie was an adventurous, intelligent, beautiful boy with his whole life ahead of him,” she said on the fundraising website.

“Life will never be the same without him and he will always be in our hearts.

“Alfie loved riding his bike, playing the guitar and learning new things.

“Alfie’s family are raising money to give him the send off he truly deserves, for flowers etc. Every pound goes a long way.”

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The teenager’s parents have also shared online tributes to him.

His dad Andrew Brown wrote on Facebook: “It’s with great sadness that I’m letting my friends know that my beautiful son Alfie Brown was killed by a hit and run in Swafield.

“RIP Alfie dad loves you x.

“My sister Emma Brown has set up a gofundme page to help with costs coz who has £5,000 spare.”

And Alfie’s mum Bex Beauchamp posted: “Thank you for the support of Andrew’s family on Thursday and my own family and friends.

“I would like to thank whoever it was that stopped and tried to help our Alfie afterwards.”

Norfolk Police are appealing for information from anyone who witnessed the collision or who might have relevant dashcam footage.

The force have said a in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

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