On Wednesday, 15th February 2012, a three year old boy had his life cut short by a driver, at the King's Lynn Mart. The council shut off the roads for the Great East Anglian Race and Festival Too every year, so why not the mart? With excitable youngsters running around, running to and from rides, crossing roads, why aren't they shut? Hopefully now a tragic accident has occurred, the Council sit up and take notice! But it shouldn't be that way! Why should someone sacrifice a life for change to happen?
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