Shop tribute to tragic Jai

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A grieving father whose son was killed in a blaze deliberately started by the boy’s mother has re-named his newsagent’s shop as a permanent memorial to the schoolboy.

Paresh Patel, who owns Thoroughgoods Newsagents in Hutton near Preston where he lived with tragic four-year-old Jai, has re-named the premises “Jai’s Place” in honour of his son.

Jai who died in a fire

Jai who died in a fire

The new sign has now gone up at the shop featuring a photo of Jai with his siblings.

Paresh today said: “Naming the newsagents ‘Jai’s Place’ after Jai is a fitting tribute to Jai as it is where he lived and where everyone was used to seeing him and chatting to him. Losing Jai is something we will never get over as a family and the hardest thing to accept is the terrible way he was taken from us in a deliberate act.

“Jai’s memory will live on forever and we are determined to bring about changes in the law to ensure no other child is killed in such horrendous circumstances.”

Paresh with his children, Jaiden, three and Sienna, two

Paresh with his children, Jaiden, three and Sienna, two