Minute’s applause for 12-year-old boy killed in crash

Minute’s applause to pay respects to 12-year-old boy killed in crash

Lincolnshire amateur football matches across Lincolnshire will pay respects to Ted Vines who sadly died in a car crash.

Ted Vines, 12, died when the car he was a passenger in collided with another vehicle near Bardney.

He was on his way to Branston to play football for Alford Town Under-12s at the time of the crash.

Ted’s family paid tribute to him, saying: “Ted was loved by everyone – he was happy, fun and brilliant and had so many people who loved him.

“Everywhere he went, Ted made friends. He was a special part of the community for everyone.”

Alford Town released a statement expressing their ‘devastation’ of the news, saying: “As a club, we are devastated by this tragedy as Teddy was a popular and much-loved member of his team and the wider club. Players both older and younger than Teddy knew him and shared a lot of laughter with him.

“He always had a smile on his face and a chuckle was never far away when Teddy was around. He will be desperately missed by his team-mates and all the players and parents at the club.

“Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family who have lost a shining light in their family. We would ask all members to kindly respect the family’s privacy at this terrible time.”

Lincolnshire Police said that the driver of the second vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz A220 had been taken to hospital but the extent of his injuries remain unknown.

The force are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.