Family pay tribute to “perfect son” who died after being struck by bin lorry

Family pay tribute to “perfect son” who died after being struck by bin lorry

Police have named the 11-year-old boy who died after being struck by a bin lorry on Whitehouse Road.

Thomas Wong, who lived in Edinburgh, was riding his bicycle when he was involved in a collision with the vehicle on Friday.

Thomas’s family has provided the following tribute to their son: “We are utterly heartbroken. Thomas was the perfect son. He was the best little brother to his older sister and was adored by all his family.

“Thomas went to Cramond Primary School which he loved. He made good friends there. We will all miss him terribly.

“We are very grateful for all the sympathy and heartfelt messages we have received from people. Thank you.”

Inspector Andrew Thomson, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Thomas’s family and friends. Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this time.

“We are continuing with our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident and would appeal to anyone who may have information, and has not yet contacted police, is to get in touch with officers.  

“I would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam or private CCTV footage from the area.”

Anyone who can assist is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0578 of Friday, 1 March, 2024.

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