King's Lynn Mart petition handed in after child's death

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

A petition calling for roads in King's Lynn to be shut during a fair, after a three-year-old boy was killed by a car, is to be handed to the borough council.

Rio Bell, from Lowestoft, Suffolk, died on 15 February after he was hit on King Street during the annual Mart fair.

The petition has now received more than 5,000 signatures.

Campaigner Paul Macey, who sat in the road with Rio after he was hit, said the petition would hopefully ensure "another child doesn't lose his life".

He said roads around the fair, based on the town's Tuesday Market Place, should be fully closed on Saturdays and on other days at about 17:30 GMT - the time when Rio was struck.

The figure of 5,000 names means the petition will now need to be debated at a full council meeting.

Norfolk Police's serious collision investigation team is appealing for witnesses to the crash.

The two-week Mart finished at the end of February.

Rio's funeral was held earlier at St Peter and St John's Church in Kirkley, near Lowestoft.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Norfolk



9 °C 1 °C


  • FridgeCool customer

    The village that has just got its first fridge

  • Lincoln Perkins (in the middle of the image) carried Churchill's coffin with seven other menNear miss

    How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

  • Josef Mengele in SS uniformThe twins of Auschwitz

    How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings

  • Alok'Red market'

    The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors

  • Bank House, 27 King Street, LeedsIn pictures

    Some of the office buildings new to the National Heritage List

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.