Tributes paid to toddler who died in collision

PUBLISHED: 12:23 27 October 2010 | UPDATED: 13:41 27 October 2010

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Heartfelt tributes to toddler killed in collision

Daniel Edwards

Tributes have been paid to toddler Henry James Blacklock, and 36-year-old motorcyclist Daniel Edwards both of whom died following collisions on busy main roads on Saturday.

Police are appealing for information about the collision involving three-year-old Henry in Cheveley on Saturday.

The collision between a black Jaguar X Type and a white Renault Clio happened at 7.10pm on the B1063 Ashley Road.

The three-year-old’s heartbroken mum Clare Seager, said: “Henry was a little boy with a big heart, who was, and is, loved by everyone who knew him.

Henry Blacklock

“For a three-year-old lad he didn’t know the meaning of fear or danger.

“Henry was a boy that everyone who ever met him immediately took to. He even had the bin men laughing, especially when he would run out with his own bin lorry and say ‘look, me got one of those’.

“He would quickly make friends with people he met and just loved life and everyone. Henry was really bright and intelligent little boy who was always smiling and seemed to know everything.

“His biggest fans were his cousins, Ellie-Mae and Olivia, his aunts and uncles and his brother and sisters, Jack, Lilly and Jasmin.”

The driver of the Clio, a 42-year-old man from Newmarket, suffered serious injuries and remains in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in a stable condition.

The driver of the Jaguar, a 30-year-old man from Newmarket, suffered minor injuries.

A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed to Parkside Police Station until December 1.

Father-of-two Daniel Edwards, of Rosemary Way, Downham Market, was on his way to work at about 6am when his Honda motorcycle collided with a red articulated lorry on the A10 near Stretham, close to the junction with Broad Baulk.

The lorry driver, a 55-year-old man from Stevenage, was uninjured.

A statement released by Daniel’s family read: “Daniel was a loving husband, father of two, son and brother.

“He will be missed by his family and colleagues alike. At this sad time for everyone we request some privacy while we grieve.”

PC Pete Bimson, investigating, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle in the moments leading up to the collision.”

INFO: Anyone with information about either of the collisions should contact Cambridgeshire roads policing unit on 0345 456 4564.

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