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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 April, 2005, 08:53 GMT 09:53 UK
Road death boy was 'very gentle'
Scott Cook
Scott's mother said he spent hours reading and loved riding his bike
The family of a schoolboy who died after an accident in Gloucestershire last week, have paid tribute to his "gentle and loving" nature.

Scott Cook, 11, died a few hours after being hit by a car outside a pub in Woodchester on Friday.

His parents Diane and Russell said: "He was so sensitive towards others and totally unique.

"We are absolutely devastated to have lost him, but we feel gifted to have been given him."

'Longest journey'

Scott, a pupil at Gastrells Primary School in Stroud, lived on Rooksmoor Hill in Woodchester with his parents, older sister Abi, 13, and younger sister Bethany, three.

Mrs Cook, 37, said: "He wasn't your average rough and tumble type of boy. He was very gentle and loving.

"He spent hours reading and he loved riding his bike. He had just started to learn to play the guitar and he had recently started Scouts - which he loved."

Mr Cook, a 38 year-old technician, had been working away from home on the day his son died.

"It took me three hours to get to Scott's bedside - it was the longest journey of my life," he said.

"I had kissed him goodbye on Thursday morning. I regret more than anything that I didn't see him on his last day. I loved him so much."

Scott's funeral will be held at Woodchester Parish Church on Monday, 11 April.

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