Tayyab Akram, 10, Died After Hit by Van in Wakefield Road, Bradford

Tayyab was rushed to hospital on October 13 after being hit by a van in Wakefield Road, Bradford.

Tayyab Akram, 10, Died After Hit by Van in Wakefield Road, Bradford
Tayyab Akram, 10, Died After Hit by Van in Wakefield Road, Bradford

Tributes have been paid to a 10-year-old boy who has tragically died in hospital after being hit by a van in Bradford.

Tayyab Akram was rushed to hospital with serious injuries on October 13 after being knocked over in Wakefield Road, near Square Street and Rutland Street, shortly before 7pm.

Sadly, West Yorkshire Police (WYP) has now confirmed the tragic news that Tayyab passed away on Tuesday (October 19).

In an open letter sent to parents, Tehmina Hashmi, executive principal at Bradford Academy, where Tayyab was a Year 6 student, and Mel Saville, primary principal, described the 10-year-old as a “popular” and “funny young man”.

“We received the sad news last night that Tayyab Akram in year 6 has sadly passed away,” they said.

“Tayyab was a fun loving,

popular and funny young man who will be greatly missed by all of our school and the wider community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

WYP has now launched a new appeal for information as its Major Collision Enquiry Team continues to investigate.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Fiona Allan said: “We are supporting Tayyab’s family, who are understandably very upset at the sudden loss of their child.

“We are also keen to speak with anyone who saw the collision, or who saw the movements of either the white Mercedes Sprinter van or the victim immediately prior to it.

“Our initial enquiries into the collision suggest the area was busy with traffic at the time, so we believe people will have witnessed what happened.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101, or via the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting log reference 1490 of October 13.