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Nine year old boy in a 'serious condition' after being hit by a car in Crediton

East street in Crediton was closed for several hours yesterday while police carried out investigations Credit: ITV West Country

A nine year old boy has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car while he was crossing the road in Devon.

East Street in Crediton was closed for several hours following the incident at around 4 o clock yesterday afternoon. The boy was air lifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. He is in a stable condition and his injuries are said to be serious but not life-threatening.

'Our lives has been turned upside down', say family

10 year-old Samuel Crocker, was hit by a van on Saturday afternoon and later died of his injuries.

Cameron Trivett, from Crediton, has been charged with causing death by careless driving.

The family have issued the following tribute, saying their lives has been turned upside down:

On Saturday afternoon our life was turned upside down when our darling Samuel was knocked down while on his way to visit his friend. Later that night the bright light that was Samuel was extinguished. We all miss our little 'mole' so much and can't begin to imagine how we move on from the devastating situation we are in now.

Someone so small has left a massive hole that can never be filled, but he will always be remembered for his cheeky, fun-loving nature and we are grateful to have had him in our lives, albeit for such a short time."

– Samuel's family


Tributes left and a vigil held for boy from Crediton

10 year-old Samuel Crocker Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A man has appeared in court accused of careless driving following the death of a ten-year-old boy from Devon. Samuel Crocker was knocked down on a road known as Threshers in Crediton on Saturday afternoon.

It's just a short distance from his school Landscore Primary and many pupils would have passed the flowers on their way to class this morning.

Samuel was knocked down close to his school in Crediton Credit: ITV News

He was a really, really lovely boy, he was really blooming in Year 6 he was doing really well in his studies he was making really good progress.

– Gary Read, Headteacher

Staff at Landscore Primary are being open and honest with the children about what's happened to their friend and have given the children the chance to air their own grief on a message board and memorial tree. One friend wrote how Sam was the kindest person they'd ever met, how he would help everyone and how he made them laugh. The pupils are also being offered counselling should they need it.

A book of condolence has been opened at the school and at the town's parish church.

Pupils have signed a book of condolence Credit: ITV News

A vigil has been held at Holy Cross Church for the community to remember Samuel and light a candle for him.

We can help them by talking, just having someone come and listen then we would love to do that.

– James Gregory, Pastor, Crediton Congregational

Cameron Trivett a 24 year old man from Crediton, has been charged with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and driving a vehicle that failed to stop after a road traffic collision.

Driver charged after 10 year-old boy dies in collision with van

10 year-old Samuel Crocker Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A driver has been charged with causing death by careless driving after a 10 year-old boy was killed on Saturday afternoon

Samuel Crocker was taken to the Royal Exeter Hospital after being hit by a van. He later died of his injuries.

Cameron Trivett has been detained by police and will appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on Monday 2nd March.

10 year-old dies after collision in Crediton

Tributes have been left for the boy Credit: ITV News

A 10 year old boy from Devon has died after a road traffic collision. The school boy collided with a van at Threshers Crediton yesterday lunchtime. Police say he died from his injuries.

A 24 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Tributes have been left at the scene including one from a school friend saying "We will miss you at school".

Credit: ITV News


Road remains closed after double fatal crash in Devon

Emergency crews at the scene at Lapford near Crediton Credit: ITV News

Two men have died following an accident on the main Exeter to Barnstaple road.

Their car is thought to have crashed into trees by the A377 at Lapford near Crediton at around midday.

The road remains closed for accident investigation work between Pope's Lane (Lapford) and the B3042 (Chulmleigh).

Two die after car goes down embankment in Devon

Two men have died after a crash involving a single vehicle near Lapford in Crediton.

It is understood their car left the road and went down the embankment at around midday today.

Police are working to identify the two men, and whilst scene investigation work continues the road remains closed from Rose Removals through to Lapford.

It is believe this closure will remain in place for the next few hours. Traffic is being diverted towards Winkleigh.

Devon farm is harvesting raspberries in winter

It's a bit late in the year for raspberry picking. Or is it? Credit: ITV News

A fruit farm in Mid Devon is continuing to harvest raspberries and it's December.

It's the latest in the year they've ever done so at Stockley Pomeroy near Crediton. A mild autumn following an ideal summer has meant perfect growing conditions.

They're not ruling out being able to pick the fruit on Christmas Day.

It might take a minus five to actually stop them. Or the light levels. As the light levels drop as we go towards the shortest day, it could well be that they don't ripen properly.

But we'll just have to wait and see because it's new territory for us really - to be this far into the autumn.

– anthony thorne, Farmer

Barclay Beales & Stereo Kicks booted off X Factor

Barclay Beales performing in the sing-off Credit: Factor

The dream is over for X Factor finalist Barclay Beales from Bow near Crediton in Devon.

His boy band Stereo Kicks were voted off the ITV competition in the quarter finals, leaving only four acts remaining.

They fell foul of the public vote after the judges were split between the eight-strong band and 17-year-old Lauren Platt.

Simon Cowell had the critical vote to either save the group or force a deadlock and defer to the public vote.

He said: "The act that sang the best on the sing off was Lauren," voting to keep her in the competition.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stood by her act, Lauren Platt but told the boy band they had talent and could still grow.

Louis Walsh also stood by his act, Stereo Kicks.

Mel B voted in favour of the boys too, apologising to Fernandez-Versini before she said she had to vote for Lauren Platt to leave.

Some members of the boy band wept as their X Factor stint came to an end but said they were thankful to have been on the show.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor afterwards, Simon Cowell told Louis Walsh his poor song choice was to blame. But Walsh insisted: "I did 100% the best I could and they know that. They'll tell you that later."

But Barclay Beales will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.

Barclay (second from left at the back) and Stereo Kicks discuss their Xperience on the Xtra Factor Credit: Factor
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