Ianto Jenkins tragically died in the village of Efailwen near Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire on Tuesday after being struck by a pick-up truck – which is said to have been driven by his dad
The heartbroken mum of a little boy killed by a pick-up while riding his new bike on a family farm has paid tribute.
Ianto Jenkins, three, tragically died after being struck by the vehicle – which is said to have been driven by his dad Guto Jenkins.
Devastated Chloe Picton has now issued a statement about her son following the horror incident on Tuesday.
Police were called to the farm in the village of Efailwen near Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, but Ianto was already dead.
Chloe said: “Ianto was my blue eyed boy, he was inspiration to life, he was a kind little boy who was always smiling and laughing.
“His best friend was his older sister Seren, who were always joined at the hip.
“Ianto loved going to nursery and was excited to start his first day at school in Ysgol Beca in Efailwen in September.
“He loved being out on the farm and going on the tractor with his daddy.
“Ianto and I had a very strong bond, he was “Mummy’s little boy” and was always by my side everywhere we went.
“Now that’s been taken from me.
“No parent should lose a child and I would like people to respect our wishes, giving us space at this very difficult, heart breaking time.”
Dad Guto is said to have been driving a pick-up truck and trailer in the yard of his dairy farm when he hit his son.
According to the Sun, he failed to notice Ianto – leading to the horror incident.
No one else was injured and Dyfed-Powys Police have launched a probe into the circumstances surrounding the collision.
Guto’s mother, Meinir Jenkins, sobbed as she told the newspaper: “No one is to blame.
“Ianto was playing in his new bike in the back yard and my son just didn’t know he was there. He didn’t see him.
“He heard the sound of his pick-up hitting something and when he stopped and got out to look, Ianto was lying on the ground motionless.”
She added that her son was “devastated” – and said her grandson was the “most beautiful, happy boy in the world”.
Both Guto and Chloe have changed their profile pictures on Facebook to show their love for Ianto.
The mum also posted a lengthy messaged about Ianto, which said: “The pain is unbearable. I feel so empty.
“It doesn’t feel real. I just want to hold you again.
“I just want to wake up from this nightmare and have you by my side again.”
Police said they were called to the 270-acre dairy farm at around 7pm on August 3.
The plot is run by Guto and was bought by his dad Iwan and mum Meinir in 1994.
The force said the death was not being treated as suspicious and it was working with the coroner to investigate.
The Health and Safety Executive have also been informed.