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Coventry City will hold a minute's applause for young supporter Rowan Fitzgerald ahead of the Blackpool match, subject to League approval

13 October 2015

After consulting the family and the police, the club have issued a statement and appealed for witnesses to come forward...

Coventry City Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the death of young supporter Rowan Fitzgerald.

Seven-year old Rowan died when a bus crashed into Sainsbury's on Trinity Street in Coventry on Saturday, October 3rd.

He was making his way home with his granddad, uncle and cousin from City's 3-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.

Rowan was a season-ticket holder and a JSB member, and everyone at the club are devastated to learn of Rowan's death.

Having consulted with his family over the past week and the West Midlands Police's family support team, the club will hold a minute's applause for Rowan before our home game against Blackpool this Saturday - subject to Football League approval.

Rowan's family have all been invited to the Ricoh Arena for the game and the club has vowed to support the family in any way possible at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are also with Rowan's cousin who remains in Birmingham Children's Hospital, and with the family of 70-year old Dora Hancox who was also killed. 

The club are also supporting West Midland Police's appeal for witnesses. West Midlands Police have had a number of witnesses who have given valuable information to their enquiry, including a Shrewsbury Town fan who had attended the football match.

If you were in Coventry at around 6pm and either saw the collision or offered help to those injured West Midlands Police would urge you to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 Quoting reference 1017 4/10/15.

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