THE family of a three-year-old who died in an accident on Monday have paid tribute to their 'cheeky' little boy.
Freddie Hussey was seriously injured in an accident on Hastings Road in Bristol at 10.15am on January 27. He was taken to hospital in Bristol but died later that day.
His devastated family has today spoken of their 'amazing' boy who doted on his big brother and had the cheekiest smile when trying to get out of trouble.
Freddie's dad Scott, mum Donna and brother Archie and the whole family have paid this tribute to him.
In a statement, they said: “Everyone loved Freddie, he could melt you with his cheeky smile.
"He was always a happy boy and loved going to the park and to feed the ducks. He was obsessed with muddy puddles and sticks and everywhere we went he would be picking sticks up.
"He was just your average three year old, well he was more, he was amazing"
They added: “Freddie doted on his big brother. He had just started nursery and was so proud to put on the same uniform that Archie wore.
"He loved copying his big brother and they complemented each other with everything. If one was playing with a toy the other would go and join in. Like all brothers they would be fighting one minute and then five minutes later they would be kissing and cuddling.
"He really liked rugby and even though Archie was seven, Freddie would tackle him and run at him with a rugby ball. That morning Freddie had given Archie the biggest hug when we dropped him at school.
“Freddie loved Broad Plain RFC and he was a big part of that club. All the boys knew him and loved him. He called it his garden because he would go and play there regardless of the weather.
“When he was being cheeky we used to tell him off and then he would sulk but to get out of trouble he used to just look at us and he had the cheekiest smile.”
Remembering one of her fondest memories, mum Donna said: “Freddie used to just sit with me and play with my hair. He twirled it around his fingers and it would drive me mad but then he would say ‘I love you mummy’ and squeeze me.”
The family would like to thank everyone who has expressed sympathy and support for them over the past few days.
Broad Plain RFC will be organising some fund-raising in Freddie’s memory. Anyone who wants to hold an event or contribute should contact the club directly.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, which involved a Land Rover and a trailer, and are speaking to the driver. Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information should call police on 101.