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A mum whose three-year-old son was hit and killed by a tractor over the weekend has paid tribute to her ‘sunny little boy’.

Albie Speakman died after being hit on farmland off Bentley Hall Road in Tottington on Saturday afternoon (July 16). Paramedics rushed to the scene but unfortunately the toddler could not be saved.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive are currently investigating the tragedy.

Paying tribute to Albie, his mother Leah said in a statement released by Greater Manchester Police yesterday: “Albie was an incredibly loving, caring and caring boy who just wanted everyone to be happy.

“He was so sensitive and wanted everyone to be okay, especially the people he loved.

“His favorite memories are at Cleethorpes beach, with his bucket, shovel and ball. His happiest days were on that beach, we were so free and had no worries in the world.

“It was just me and Albie and nothing else mattered. Every time I asked him what he wanted to do, he wanted to go back on vacation to the beach; that’s how I know he was really happy there.

“I will absolutely miss everything about Albie, his voice, his smile, the smell of his skin and the feel of his little hands on my face when he says ‘I love you mom daughter’.”


She went on to explain that she always calls him her “sunny little boy” because “he’s brought so much light into my life and he’s my little sunshine.”

“I don’t want his life to end here, I have to keep living for him and take him with me wherever I go. We still have so many memories to make, Albie!

“I love him so much and I know he will find me one day, one way or another, because we need each other. Until then, I will look for him in everything. what I will do and I will celebrate his life.

“I don’t know how to go on with this life without you but I will find a way to be strong for you and make you proud.”


In a statement, Chief Inspector Ian Partington of GMP’s Bury District said: ‘This is a heartbreaking incident which has seen a young boy tragically lose his life and my thoughts are with his family and to his loved ones who will be completely devastated by today’s events.

“Although his family signaled an ambulance while getting him to hospital as fast as they could, the boy unfortunately could not be saved after the best efforts of paramedics; I can’t imagine how distressing this was for those involved.

“We are working to ensure a full investigation is carried out, and the farmland where we understand this incident occurred remains cordoned off to allow our investigators and HSE partners to carry out thorough investigations to establish exactly what happened. passed here.”

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