‘Loving’ boy, 5, who died after being hit by car ‘was the heart of his family’

The family of an “adventurous boy” who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to their “loving” son.

Abdullah Ebrahim, five, was tragically killed following a collision with a black Nissan Note in Beeston, Leeds on July 7.

West Yorkshire Police today named the little lad as the victim of last week’s tragedy.

Abdullah’s family paid tribute to him in a statement released by police saying: “Abdullah was a beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew and a friend to the whole community.

“The five years he was with us were full of warmth, laughter and happiness. He made everyone around him feel loved and always brought a smile to their faces.

“All those who Abdullah met had their hearts undoubtedly touched by his loving and sincere personality.

“He was an adventurous boy who looked at the world around him with a curious and inquisitive mind.

“His ability to care for those around him and the relationships he built were unparalleled.

“Abdullah was the heart of our family and the centre of all that we are. Losing him in this tragic way has been incredibly difficult for our family and the wider community to comprehend and come to terms with.”

His family added: “Thank you to all those who have reached out and sent their heartfelt condolences.

“The sheer amount of support we have received only reinforces just how special Abdullah was to everyone.”

Emergency services scrambled to the scene at 4.55pm and rushed the young boy to the hospital.

He was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said today that the driver of the Nissan Note has cooperated with their investigation and has been released on bail.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision, or anyone who may have DashCam or CCTV footage of the vehicle before, or after the collision to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting Log 1277 07/07/2022.