The family of a nine-year-old boy who was seriously injured after falling from a moving coach on the A47 at Tilney All Saints has thanked well wishers.
Sebastian Goold, from Wansford, near Peterborough, remains in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, after suffering serious head and leg injuries.
The youngster fell from an exit door on a double decker coach at 3.45pm on Sunday while travelling home with Stamford Rugby Club team mates following a tournament at Holt.
His parents, Nick and Tracey Goold, have released the following statement: “We would like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to friends and associates at Stamford Rugby Club, and to the wider rugby family, for their well wishes and prayers at what is a deeply distressing time. We have received further messages of support from lots of other people, wishing Sebastian well, and these too have been gratefully received.
“However our focus, at this time, remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside and we ask that we are left alone to deal with this as a family and that the media accepts this as our only, but sincerest, statement on the matter.”
The police investigation continues with an examination of the coach due to commence today.