THE grandad of Alfie Steele, Paul Scott has paid tribute to a "precious grandson" following the verdicts in the trial. 

Alfie's mother Carla Scott and her partner Dirk Howell were found guilty after a six-week trial at Coventry Crown Court on Tuesday, (June 13). 

In a statement, Mr Scott said: "Our precious grandson Alfie was a charming, funny and inquisitive young boy whose kindness and cheeky smile was enough to melt your heart.

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“He had a unique personality that made him a treasure to be around, whether it was his comical phrases or his quirky dance moves, he knew how to make you laugh and cry joyous tears.

“It fills us with immense sadness that we will never be able to see that same cheeky smile again.

“Losing Alfie has left a massive void in our lives, to think that we will never be able to hug him and watch him grow into an accomplished young man causes much anguish.

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“We miss him so much.”

Mr Scott said a few days after the death in February 2021: “We are completely devastated by the loss of Alfie, he had a smile that would melt butter.

"He was intelligent and inquisitive, and was courageous like a lion; he was a good Christian boy who was full of God.

“He would never shy away from anything and had no fear.

"He loved Worcester Warriors Rugby Club and I will always have my lovely memories of taking him to watch Arsenal matches."