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Support Offered After Two Islanders Killed

Specialist support is being offered to children affected by the death of 11 year old Charlie Lowe and his dad Dean.

Among the help available, the government says counselling is being given to a number of vulnerable youngsters who knew the boy.

Charlie and his 48 year old father Dean were killed in a crash on Rue de Fauvic on Saturday night.

They had been walking towards St Clement's Church at around 9.30pm when they were hit by a vehicle which didn't stop.

A 28-year-old man, arrested the following day on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop and report an RTC, has been released from custody on police bail while investigations continue.

Officers continue to appeal for CCTV or dashcam footage from the area where the crash happened, and for any information about a badly-damaged white VW van that was found in a St Helier car park on Sunday.

Advice is being offered to parents and carers of children impacted by the tragedy, which has devastated the community. 

Hundreds of people have been paying tribute to Mr Lowe, who worked for the Jersey Employment Trust, helping people with disabilities into jobs..  He's been described by one friend as 'a champion for inclusion and a voice for the disabled community', while his son Charlie has been remembered as a 'beautiful' and 'lovely'boy.

The Youth Enquiry Service (YES) is offering someone to talk to for people under the age of 25.

Young people can use the drop-in centre, in town, at Eagle House on La Colomberie, or phone 0800 7350 010.

  • Monday - Friday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm;
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Alternatively, support is available online through 'Kooth' - a mental well-being community space - at kooth.com.

When joining, islanders should select Jersey from the location list and follow the steps to sign up.

Children who may find it easier to speak to a worker over live chat have the option to do so, or they can access helpful articles.#

St Clement Sports Club has offered itself as a meeting place for anyone affected by the tragedy.

"As a community club, there will no doubt be many people connected to the club and the wider community that will have had personal connections to the family and will no doubt be devastated.

If anyone wishes to use our club as a meeting place over the coming days, please do get in touch as we would be more than happy to offer refreshments and our club as a meeting place for anyone affected."

The rector of St Clement's Church says it is open for islanders who want to light candles, say prayers and find comfort.

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