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.

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