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Friday, 22 December 2017

Pictured: 19-Month-Old Toddler Who Was 'Accidentally Run Over By His Father Outside His Fish And Chip Shop'

Boy, 19 months, dies 'after being run over by his father'
The toddler, named locally as Stelios, was declared dead after being hit outside the Friends Fish and Chip Shop in Minsterley, Shropshire, just after 11am on Thursday. An ambulance, three paramedic officers and an air ambulance rushed to the scene after members of the public desperately attempted to perform CPR. But the boy was in cardiac arrest and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. He is believed to be pictured in the Hyundai Santa Fe, which knocked him down, on a post on his Filipino mum Mirasol's Instagram site last month ,pictured left, and family friends believe he was accidentally run over by his father, pictured right

He is believed to be pictured in the Hyundai Santa Fe, which knocked him down, on a post on his Filipino mum Mirasol's Instagram site last month.


His parents who have been married for four years were at home last night with their other two daughters.

Mirasol said: 'We don't know want to say anything. It is an incredibly tough time.'

A family friend added: 'Stelios hit his baby in the car. He needs our help now.
'I've spoken to Mirasol to comfort her today because she cannot accept what has happened.
'It is hard to explain what her husband is going through.

Floral tributes have been placed at the scene, where the local Methodist church has invited people to light a candle of remembrance for the child. 
Writing on Facebook, The Reverend Pam Bickley of Holy Trinity Church, Minsterly said: 'If you would like to light a candle in memory of Stelios, the little boy killed yesterday in Minsterley, Holy Trinity Minsterley is open all day today and tomorrow. 
'Please pray for his family. Rest in peace little one. God bless.' 
West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses and have not yet confirmed the circumstances surrounding the collision.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: 'When crews arrived they found a boy in cardiac arrest being given CPR by members of the public following a collision with a car.
'Ambulance staff quickly took over resuscitation efforts on scene and continued advanced life support as a team.
'Tragically, nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed dead at scene.'
Family friend Maria Downes said she was driving along the road and witnessed the aftermath of the tragedy.
She added: 'I was a couple of seconds behind the accident, I didn't see it actually happen.
'I was two cars behind and saw the aftermath of it, a lot of people rushed over to try and help. It's incredibly upsetting and tragic.
'It was not a hit and run. It wasn't a driver speeding. It's much more tragic than what's been originally said.
'I can't say anything about it, but for those reasons it's more devastating than people think.' 
A nearby church, Holy Trinity, Minsterley, left a tribute for little Stelios outside the fish and chip shop inviting people to light a candle to remember him 
A nearby church, Holy Trinity, Minsterley, left a tribute for little Stelios outside the fish and chip shop inviting people to light a candle to remember him 

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