'Distraught' family pay heartfelt tribute as beloved four-year-old dies

Maldwyn 'Gwern' Evans, wrapped up in warm clothing, gives two thumbs up as sheep are visible behind him
-Credit: (Image: Dyfed-Powys Police)

The family of a four-year-old boy who died in the garden of his home have paid tribute to him. Maldwyn 'Gwern' Evans died at his home in Tynreithin in the Tregaron area of Ceredigion on Thursday, June 20.

In a tribute issued on Tuesday the family of the four-year-old said that they were "incredibly distraught" by the "tragic loss". They described him as a "loving" son and "caring" brother, who was a "keen little farmer" with knowledge and ability "beyond his years". For the latest Welsh news delivered to your inbox sign up to our newsletter.

The family also offered thanks for the support and kindness they have received. The tribute reads: "As a family we are incredibly distraught by our tragic loss and he will be greatly missed by us and the entire community.

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"He was a loving son and a caring brother who touched the hearts of so many. He lived his short life to the fullest and will be remembered for his captivating personality. He was an extremely keen little farmer who had knowledge and ability beyond his years.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and kindness at this horrific time. It has meant so much to the whole family.
We would now like time to grieve and would ask to be given privacy in which to do so."

Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed they had been called to the incident at a property on Thursday, June 20. The force also said they were not treating the death as suspicious and it had been reported to the coroner.