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26 March 2015, 06:00
Following a fatal road collision on the Leighton Buzzard Bypass on Friday (March 20th), the family and school of the little boy who died, 7 year-old Mohammed Ali Ahmed have paid tribute to him.
Thames Valley Police say the family of Mohammed has released the following tribute to him given on their behalf by his Head Teacher, Mrs Judith Ejdowski of Haydon Abbey School, where he was a Year Two pupil.
"Mohammed Ali Ahmed was a hardworking and enthusiastic little boy with a huge passion for learning.
He was very adventurous and loved to try new things. He was a very happy little boy with an infectious smile and loved to entertain his classmates by telling jokes and stories.
He was always polite, kind and helpful to his classmates but also had a cheeky edge which endeared him to everyone who knew him.
Mohammed Ali was a very popular member of the class and this was summed up by one of his friends, 'Mohammed Ali was always very friendly and I will miss him'."
Judith Ejdowski, Headteacher, Haydon Abbey School, Aylesbury
Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the fatal collision which occurred at 2.17pm on 20 March on the A4146 Stoke Hammond & Leighton Buzzard bypass near the junction with the B4032 Leighton Road.
A silver Toyota RAV 4 was involved in a collision with a blue DAF lorry. The collision occurred on the south-bound dual carriageway.
Investigating officer, PS Ed Crofts of the Thames Valley Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:
"We have heard from several witnesses who have come forward following our initial appeal and I would like to thank them.
We would still like anyone who was in the area at the time and saw either vehicle leading up to or during the collision to contact PC Sandra Terry on our non-emergency number 101.
In particular, we would like to hear from anybody who saw a Silver Toyota Rav 4 stationary on the southbound dual carriageway just south of the junction with the B4032 Leighton Road near Leighton Buzzard at approximately 2pm.
The investigation continues and the family has asked for privacy at this time so that they can cope with their bereavement."
If you have any information about this collision, please contact investigating officer, PC Sandra Terry via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.