Suffolk

Traveller boy who died in Ipswich named as Ryan Ward

  • 5 August 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Lovetofts Drive playing fields in north west Ipswich
Image caption Up to 40 caravans were based on the playing field at Lovetofts Drive in west Ipswich

A toddler, who died after being hit by a van in a field being used by travellers in Ipswich, has been named by police.

Ryan Ward, who was 20-months-old, was injured on 23 July in an accident on the land at Lovetofts Drive.

He was taken in the van he had been hit by to Landmark House police station where he died.

A post-mortem examination showed he died from head injuries and an inquest into his death is to open on Tuesday.

A 37-year-old man was arrested at the time of his death and he is due to answer police bail in October.

Up to 40 caravans, which had been based at the field since 18 July, have since left the site.

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