Boy hit by lorry on crossing named as Leo Gregory from Exeter

Leo Gregory Leo Gregory, aged 12, from Exeter, died at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

A 12-year-old boy who died after he was hit by a skip lorry on a zebra crossing has been named by police.

Leo Gregory, from Exeter, Devon was treated at the scene on Topsham Road by a member of the public and paramedics.

He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he died.

Officers wish to speak to a cyclist wearing a dark top and white trousers seen on CCTV near the scene.

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    BBC Radio Devon: Driver in court over Crediton boy road death.

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    08:10: Crediton boy mourned BBC Radio Devon

    Classmates of a 10 year old Devon boy who died in a road accident at the weekend will be offered counselling later.


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    08:05: PCC move criticised Simon Hall Correspondent, BBC South West

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