Inquest opened into 12-year-olds tragic death

Inquest opened into 12-year-olds tragic death

An inquest has now been opened into the death of a young footballer who was killed in a crash in Lincolnshire.

Ted Vines, 12, from Alford, died after the Ford Galaxy in which he was a passenger collided with another car near Bardney on 16 January.

The inquest at Lincoln Coroners’ Court heard he had been on his way to a match at the time of the crash and died as the result of a head injury.

Proceedings were adjourned for a full hearing to take place at a later date.

His family said that the 12-year-old was “loved by everyone” and that he had been on his way to Branston to play football for Alford Under-12s when the crash happened.

Alford Town Football Club has since launched a memorial appeal, with donations going to projects or initiatives to help others, and an event to celebrate Ted’s life.

The Just Giving page said: “Following the devastating loss of 12 year old Ted Vines, Alford Town Football Club is launching a Memorial appeal.

“The family has indicated that it would like any donations of support to go towards projects or initiatives to help others (to be taken out in Ted’s name), towards an event(s) to be held later in the year to celebrate Ted’s life, and towards any physical memorials that may be planned including annually awarded trophies.

“If you have any queries please direct these through the football club, in order to respect the family’s privacy at this immensely sad time.”

Despite only setting a £1,000 goal, the page has now raised an inredible £8,885 towards the memorial.

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