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Jack Garrington lorry death: Family pays tribute

Jack Garrington Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Jack Garrington, 12, attended Shire Oak Academy

A 12-year-old boy who was run over and killed by a lorry was a "lovely boy" who was "well loved", his family said.

Jack Garrington was knocked down in Chester Road, Brownhills, West Midlands, on Thursday afternoon.

His school, Shire Oak Academy, paid tribute to Jack, describing him as a quiet boy who wanted to do well. It said everyone thought the world of him.

Police said the lorry driver involved in the crash, which happened at about 15:30 BST, had spoken to officers.

Gary Crowther, principal at Shire Oak Academy, said Jack had not enjoyed standing out from the crowd but had possessed a keenness to be there for his friends and to help others whenever he could.

"We feel empty, we are at a loss to understand why such a tragedy should have happened and our thoughts and deepest sympathy are extended to Jack's family," he said.

Image caption Jack Garrington was hit by a lorry on Chester Road in Brownhills
Image caption Floral tributes to the boy were left at the scene

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