Lincolnshire

Matty Ellis friends and family in cathedral tribute

Tribute at Lincoln Cathedral
Image caption Members of Matty Ellis's family spoke to the crowd who gathered outside

Tributes have been paid to a 16-year-old boy who died in a three vehicle crash in Lincolnshire on Good Friday.

Friends and family of Matty Ellis, from Lincoln, gathered at the city's cathedral on Monday to release balloons in his memory.

Fans at Lincoln City's game at Wrexham paid tribute to Matty - a keen footballer - with a minute's applause.

Jean Thomas, 70, from Mablethorpe, also died and six people remain in hospital after the crash near Alford.

Matty's family said he showed "incredible levels of kindness, love and care to every person that he touched".

A Vauxhall Corsa, Ford C-Max, and a white Mercedes van were involved in the head-on collision on the A1104 at Snape Hill at about 16:30 BST.

Mrs Thomas was travelling in the Ford C-Max and the other passengers - a 72-year-old man from Mablethorpe, an 11-year-old boy believed to be from Birmingham and another woman - were seriously injured.

Three 17-year-old men from Lincoln travelling in the Corsa also suffered serious injuries, while the van driver was uninjured.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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