The family of a three-year-old boy who died after being hit by a van near his home have described him as “beautiful, loving and funny”.
Callan Hornegold was playing outside on his skateboard when he was hit by a Tesco delivery van in a quiet residential road.
Emergency services were called, but he was declared dead at North East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, Surrey.
In a statement, the family said: “On Sunday afternoon, our family suffered the most horrendous loss of our beautifully wild, loving and funny little boy. There are no words to begin to describe the pain that we are feeling.
“We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support and love that we have been shown, and are so thankful for the efforts of all the paramedics and medical staff who did their very best for our boy.
“We have a very long road ahead of us and respectfully request that we are allowed to quietly grieve alone.”
Emergency services were first called to the incident at 10.40am on 2 June, to The Hollies estate in Hurst Green, in Oxted, Surrey.
A Surrey Police spokesman said: “We are continuing our investigation following a collision in Oxted on Sunday June 2, in which a three-year-old child, who has been formally identified as Callan Hornegold, sadly died.
“We are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or may have any dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident, to come forward as a matter of urgency.”
A spokesman for Tesco said: “We are deeply shocked and devastated by this tragic incident and are currently doing everything we can to support the police with their investigation.”