THE family of Frankie Macritchie, the nine-year-old boy from Plymouth who died whilst on holiday at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe on Saturday, have paid tribute to a cheeky boy who had a very special heart.

In a statement the family said: “Frankie was a very happy cheeky boy. He had a very special heart and was a fighter from the minute he was born – he was Mummy’s Boy and Daddy’s Soldier.

“Frankie loved playing on his Xbox, singing and dancing, and watching movies cuddled up with his mum and riding around in dad’s car with his cool shades on.

“His nanna and grumps love him so very much and he was their little Frankie Doodle.

“He loved trampolining and feeding lambs with his cousins, eating chips on the seafront, and sleepovers at all his aunties and uncles’ houses.

“Our wonderful little Frankie will be so very missed by all of his family with every breath that we take.

“The family of Frankie Gray Macritchie would also like to thank the medical staff, police, staff at Tencreek Holiday Park, and the kind caring people that came to Frankie’s aid. We would now like to ask for some privacy to be able to grieve for the loss of our boy.”

Police enquiries into the circumstances surrounding this death continue.

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