Minsterley tragedy: Coroner to receive file on death of toddler Stelios

By Jordan Reynolds | Minsterley | News | Published:

A police investigation into the death of a Shropshire toddler who was hit by a car his father was driving has concluded.

Friends chip shop in Minsterley. Inset: Stelios Karsas.

Stelios Karsas was killed just before Christmas in an accident outside his father's fish and chip shop in Minsterley, near Shrewsbury.

The 19-month-old died despite the efforts of the emergency services and passers-by after being hit by a car.

Holly Claydon-Bevan, spokeswoman for West Mercia Police, said: "The investigation has now concluded and a file is being prepared for the coroner."

Stelios died at the scene of the accident which happened outside the Friends Fish and Chip Shop on Station Road in Minsterley at just before 11am on December 21.

He was hit by a Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4 believed to have been driven by his father, who is also called Stelios.

Father Stelios Karsas

An inquest in to the toddler's death has opened and a full hearing will take place on March 27.

A crowdfunding page was set up at the start of the month to raise funds for the Karsas family, and has since raised more than £1,200.


Sarah Stephenson, from Bishops Castle, set up the page and said she hopes it will help pay for the funeral costs.

West Mercia Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident number 245s of December 21.

To see the crowdfunding page visit

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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