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Parents' heartbreak over con artists making money from toddler's death

Levi Brailsford was just two when he died after falling from a car into a road in Bristol three weeks ago. It was an accident which left a community shocked and a family struggling to grieve. But now police fear con artists are cashing in on the tragedy by posing as friends collecting money door to door for Levi's funeral.

He was my whirlwind. From the moment he got up to the moment he went to sleep he did not stop. He was a lovely little boy and now we're trying to have to deal with people using his name in vain and its not fair.

– ANDREA BRAILSFORD, Levi's mother
Levi Brailsford was just two when he died after falling from a car into a road in Bristol. Credit: ITV West

Levi Brailsford was just two when he died after falling from a car into a road in Bristol three weeks ago. It was an accident which left a community shocked and a family struggling to grieve. But now police fear con artists are cashing in on the tragedy by posing as friends collecting money door to door for Levi's funeral.

It's disgusting. I mean- you put yourself in our position- we've just lost a two year old boy who brought such light to our lives and now he's gone and you're out there making money on the back of our son's name. He can't rest in peace so we're not able to let ourselves greive or let our son rest.

– KEVIN BRAILSFORD, Levi's father
Tributes left for Levi outside the family home Credit: ITV West

Police say they're investigating and that people should be on their guard. Levi's parents do want to raise money in their son's memory and a collection has been set up at their local pub. But for now they say they need time to grieve and to remember the lively, talkative toddler they call their little star.

I know he's gone but I still feel he's going to run at me- you know? It's hard, I just can't believe that he's gone and it hurts me that somebody could do this with somebody's sorrow.

– KEVIN BRAILSFORD, Levi's father
The police appealed for information from the publuc Credit: ITV West

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