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Boston victim, 8, 'loved to climb trees and jump fences'

Eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, a neighbourhood of Boston, was among the three people killed in the blasts that erupted just metres from the marathon finish line.

Martin Richard, 8, was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Credit: .

Betty Delorey, who lives nearby to Martin's family home, told reporters Martin loved to climb the neighbourhood trees and hop the fence outside his home.

Mourners walk away after leaving a teddy bear on the door step of eight year-old Martin Richard's home. Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

His father, Bill, is the director of a local community group, while his mother Denise works at the Neighbourhood House Charter School.

Martin was with his mother and sister, who were also injured in the blasts, as they waited for his father to finish the race.

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