AN inquest into the death of a 10-year-old boy who died after being hit by a van will be opened at Bradford Coroners’ Court tomorrow.

Tayyab Akram, from East Bowling, was seriously injured on October 13 when he was hit by a van in Wakefield Road. He was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary where doctors put him on life support and in an induced coma. 

But despite their efforts, the popular youngster passed away last Tuesday (October 19).

Tayyab attended Bradford Academy and principal, Tehmina Hashmi, wrote to pupils’ parents and carers to inform them of the news of his death and to offer support from the academy for anyone who needed it.

She 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.”

Many other people left touching tributes in a book of condolence opened by the T&A.

West Yorkshire Police appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have footage that could assist, to get in touch.

The force said the driver of the van, 48-year-old man from Bradford, had been spoken to by officers.