Blackpool Police issued a heartfelt Christmas Day message to the late Jordan Banks on what would have been his 10th birthday.
Jordan was tragically killed by a lightning strike as he took part in a football coaching session in Blackpool in May.
On their Twitter feed, a spokesperson for the police said: “Blackpool Police would like to wish this very special young man a Happy Heavenly Birthday.
“Jordan you brought lots of smiles to our officers at such a difficult time during COVID. As Jordan would say.. “Stay safe and Stay Funny” Merry Christmas.”
Blackpool Police paid tributes to the late Jordan Banks who was tragically killed by a lightning strike as he took part in a football coaching session in May.
Kindhearted Jordan was known for leaving sweets on police cars to put a smile on officers’ faces during the pandemic.
Social media was also flooded with heartfelt tributes.
Sarah Melrose said: “I heard Jordan was born on Christmas day and he’s been in my thoughts all-day. Happy heavenly birthday Jordan.”
Steve Goudie: “An empty place at the table this Christmas. So sad for his family and all those who lost someone before their time.”
Sarah Thomson: “Happy heavenly birthday, Jordan, and love to all your family and friends What a special boy with a big heart.”
While Gerry McKenna poignantly added: “Merry Christmas Jordan HEAVEN has a SPECIAL GUEST.”