A six-year-old schoolboy knocked down and killed by a car while riding his bike had dreamed of becoming a policeman.
Tragic Kidus Wondwosen died soon after being involved in a crash on Wilmott Street in the Hulme area of Manchester last weekend.
Police were called following reports of a collision between a car and a bicycle at the junction of Wilmott Street and Chevril Close on Sunday – with the young lad pronounced dead "a short time later".
The family of Kidus, including mother Zufan Yemane, have been left devastated by his death – while Greater Manchester Police have shared a statement from the family where they discussed his love for life.
The statement says: "Kidus was a happy, friendly boy who was always smiling.
"He was very smart and his mum was proud that he was the smartest boy in his class at school. He loved his family especially his mum, aunty and brother."
It went on: "He had lots of friends and loved to be out playing games with them. He also loved to play football to go swimming."
The family also described young Kidus’s ambitions which have sadly been stolen away.
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They wrote: "He liked Manchester United and his favourite player was Marcus Rashford. This lively, bubbly young boy had his whole life to look forward to and dreamed of being a policeman when he grew up.
"His whole family are devastated by his death and are struggling to comprehend that they will never see him again."
Kidus was knocked down while out cycling just before 6pm on Sunday 9 August.
His mother and aunt had been watching him play when tragedy struck.
Eyewitness Regeat Nagasi told The Sun: "He was riding his bike right outside his home when the car collided with him. I don’t know how the car hit him."
A 32-year-old was arrest on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and was later released by police while under investigation.
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