The family of Rowan Fitzgerald has paid tribute to the "cheeky handsome" boy who was killed when a double-decker bus careered into a Sainsbury's supermarket in Coventry. The seven-year-old, who was returning home to Leamington after watching his beloved Coventry City win 3-0 against Shrewsbury, and Dora Hancox, 76, died when the vehicle crashed through the store on Trinity Street on 3 October.
West Midlands Police continues to investigate the crash and is appealing for witnesses to come forward. Six people, including a child, were taken to hospital in the aftermath of the crash, including one girl, who was on the upper deck of the bus who suffered serious injuries to her face, head and leg. Eye witnesses reported the bus was travelling at 60mph when it veered off the road and into the supermarket.
In a statement, his family said: "Rowan was an adorable caring person who gave so much love to anyone he met; he was a handsome little boy, whose cheeky smile lit up any room. He made life full of laughter with never a dull moment and always kept us going with his cheeky little ways.
"He loved his sports, especially football. He was returning from the Ricoh Arena when this tragedy happened. We love and miss him so much and as a family would appreciate any information that can be given to the police investigation to help us understand why our little boy was taken from us. We wish for the media to leave us alone while we grieve the loss of our beautiful little boy and try and come to terms with what has happened."
Anyone who saw what happened and has yet to speak to police should call 101 quoting log 1017 4/10/15.