Vicar leads tributes 
to ‘gentle boy’ Seth

Rev David Oxtoby has led the tributes to youngster Seth Dixon of Tydd Gote.

Rev David Oxtoby has led the tributes to youngster Seth Dixon of Tydd Gote.

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A seven-year-old boy has tragically died just two weeks after suffering serious injuries when in collision with a car near his home in Tydd Gote.

Seth Dixon died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where he was airlifted to after the accident involving a Ford Mondeo in Station Road on Friday, December 5.

The Tydd St Mary Primary School pupil was thought to be on his way to a Christmas fayre at the school when the accident happened and the community has reacted with shock and sadness at the news of Seth’s death.

Rev David Oxtoby, priest-in-charge of Tydd St Mary, said: “There are few words that could possibly express the deep grief and loss felt by the family and wider community.

“Seth was a gentle, kind, and joyful boy who will be greatly missed.

“The best expressions of support the community and church family can offer at this time are not simply words alone, but actions of love and support.”

Family friend Gillian Tomkins (66), of Tydd 
St Mary, said: “I’d known Seth since he was born because his mum used to come to 
a coffee morning for mums and tots at the chapel in Tydd Gote. Seth was a lovely little boy and it’s just so tragic that this has happened.

“We’re all broken-hearted and we’d just like to give our sincerest condolences to the family.”

Lincolnshire Police are still carrying out an investigation into the cause of the 
collision.

A spokesman said: “The investigation into the cicumstances of the collision continues, but formal identification and the opening of an inquest will not take place until the new year.”