Tribute has been paid to a 13-year-old boy who died after apparently being run over by an ‘unattended car’.
Kaden Gowers was fatally injured at an address on Fowey Close, off St Austell Avenue in Macclesfield, shortly before 9pm last night.
Police investigating said Kaden is believed to have been run over by an ‘unattended car’ and confirmed no one else was involved in the incident.
Friends and classmates at All Hallows Catholic College held a special prayer to the tragic teenager this morning.
In a tribute principal Tony Billings said: “Kaden joined All Hallows this September, coming into Year nine.
“In a very short space of time he made many new friends both at All Hallows and across the town.
“We are all deeply saddened by news of the tragic accident which has taken Kaden from us.
“This morning we held a special Prayer Service with Year nine where we prayed for Kaden, his family and friends, and all those who mourn his loss.
“Our Chaplains have been on hand to support staff and students who are upset and we are reaching out to Kaden’s family reassuring them of our prayers and practical support.”
Residents in the neighbourhood have spoken of their shock at the tragedy.
A neighbour, who didn’t wish to be named, said: “It’s terrible, especially when it’s a child. How horrific. I saw the flashing lights about 9pm, police cars everywhere.
“There was an ambulance and fire engine and I don’t know how many police cars. I knew it was bad.”
Steve Rainer, 66, who lives with wife Linda on Fowey Close, said: “We’ve just heard, it’s so sad. We can’t think of any lads that age here. It’s fairly quiet here. It’s horrendous.”
The coroner for Cheshire has confirmed it has been informed of the death and an inquest is expected to be opened.
A police spokesman said: “At 8.49pm, on Tuesday 20 September, emergency services were called to an address in Fowey Close, Macclesfield following the report of an RTC.
“The incident involved an unattended car and a 13-year-old boy from Macclesfield. No one else was involved in the incident.
“Paramedics attended the scene but the boy had sustained injuries which later proved to be fatal.
“Investigations are ongoing to establish the exact cause of the accident.
“The boy’s next of kin have been informed.”
A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire Service said: “We were called at 8.55pm and sent two fire engines from Macclesfield. Crews worked with paramedics to extricate the casualty and remained on the scene to help with the investigation.”