Enquiries continue into death of four-year-old boy in Ingol

Posted on - 3rd April, 2024 - 2:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, Preston News
Tributes left to Jayden at the scene in New Rough Hey, Ingol Pic: Leah Smith/Blog Preston

Police say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances around how a four-year-old boy died in Ingol.


Police were called to New Rough Hey at 4.36pm on Tuesday 26 March.

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A four-year-old boy – named locally as Jayden – was hit by a Citroen Relay minibus while riding his bike and later died in hospital from his injuries. Police say the Relay minibus had set off from a parked position.

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A police spokesperson told Blog Preston: “No arrests have been made at this time and enquiries are ongoing.”


Following Jayden’s death Sergeant Matt Davidson of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “My thoughts, first and foremost, are with the family and loved ones of the little boy at this incredibly sad and distressing time.

“His family are being supported by specially trained officers. As we investigate what happened, we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or had any information that could assist our investigation to come forward.

“Also, if you have any dashcam or CCTV/ring doorbell footage from the area, or any other information that could assist the investigation, then please get in touch.”

Jayden’s family have been boosted by an outpouring of support from the New Rough Hey and wider Ingol community.

Fast-approaching £9,000 has been raised on a GoFundMe page by friends of the family to go towards funeral costs and supporting the family.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting log 1037 of 26th March 2024, or email our serious collision unit on

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