Rio Bell died of 'multiple injuries' in King's Lynn crash

Rio Bell Rio Bell died after being hit by a car in King's Lynn

A three-year-old boy from Suffolk who was killed in a crash in King's Lynn died of multiple injuries, an inquest has been told.

Rio Bell, from Lowestoft, died in hospital after he was hit by a car in King Street near the town's annual Lynn Mart fair on 15 February.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned in Norwich earlier.

More than 3,500 people have signed a petition calling for King Street to be closed during the Mart.

The inquest heard Rio suffered head injuries in the crash.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he later died.

About 50 campaigners linked arms to block King Street on Saturday, to protest in favour of the closure.

Police have renewed their appeal for more information about the accident which happened at about 17:30 GMT.

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