The family of a boy who fell from the back of a moving coach have thanked well wishers for their support.
Sebastian Goold was part of a team travelling back to Stamford from a rugby tournament in Holt, north Norfolk, when he fell from an exit floor on the coach, sustaining serious injuries.
His parents, Nick and Tracey Goold, said: "We would like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to friends and associates at Stamford Rugby Club, and to the wider rugby family, for their well wishes and prayers at what is a deeply distressing time.
"We have received further messages of support from lots of other people, wishing Sebastian well, and these too have been gratefully received.
"However our focus, at this time, remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside and we ask that we are left alone to deal with this as a family.
The police investigation continues with an examination of the coach due to commence today.
A 9-year-old boy from Lincolnshire who fell out of the back of a coach has been named locally as Sebastian Goold.
He was part of a team returning to Stamford from a Rugby tournament in Norfolk. The coach was on the A47 near Kings Lynn. He remains in a critical condition in hospital. His club say they are shocked at what has happened.
Neil Jolly, the chairman of Stamford Rugby Club, has been talking to ITV's Michael Billington about the incident in which a 9-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from a moving coach in Norfolk.
A total of 20 children and 10 adults were on board the 71-seater coach at the time of the incident.The youngsters are from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire and were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt in North Norfolk when the incident happened.