A THREE-month-old baby from Christchurch was given a funeral escort of honour by a fleet of Ferrari cars thanks to the support of the community which helped to give him a special send-off.

Enzo Kyrillou, from Somerford, was named after the founder of Ferrari, in memory of his nine-year old brother Ollie who died in 2016 and was a big fan about the famous sports car.

Described as a “typical smiley three-month-old baby” by his father Alex Kyrillou, Enzo was found unresponsive and not breathing in a cot at his auntie’s house where he had been staying the night on Sunday December 22 last year.

Alex said: “He loved patterns and pictures and was always laughing or smiling. He was a really special little boy.

“He has the same spark behind his eyes as his brother Oliver.

“Enzo was an absolutely amazing little boy so to lose him the way that we did was heart-breaking.”

Alex began performing CPR on baby Enzo before paramedics got him breathing again before he was rushed to hospital, where he was sedated and put on dilation.

It was later discovered that Enzo had suffered from SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, while sleeping after his parents were given the news that their child had almost certainly suffered severe brain damage due to lack of oxygen.

After six days in hospital, the family made the decision to take their child off sedation and let him go. Enzo’s father held him in his arms for three hours before he passed away.

Alex and Amy had previously lost a son, Oliver, four years ago after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour.

After a successful fundraising campaign, the couple were also scammed out of thousands of pounds after over £2,000 raised from a crowdfunding page was stolen.

As well as dealing with funeral arrangements, Alex set about organising a fleet of cars to celebrate the lives of both of his children on Monday February 3.

“We had an idea to do something similar for Oliver’s funeral. I contacted clubs all over the UK, to see if people with superbikes would be interested in doing a ride of honour for Oliver,” said Alex.

“So, when Enzo passed away, I contacted groups in the area to see if we could get a fleet organised. One of my friends suggested putting a post out on Facebook, which I was reluctant to do.

“I put it on Facebook and a chap called Richard responded and said he would be willing to help out and it just snowballed from there.”

Eight gleaming supercars followed Enzo’s Ferrari-themed coffin as it made its way from his home in Christchurch, through the town on a “lap of honour” before arriving at Jumpers Road cemetery.

Alex added: “Before I knew it, five people had contacted me saying they were willing for their cars to be included in the procession.

“We were looking a fleet of around ten cars, but we could have easily had double that, the response from people was so positive. We thought any more than what we had would have been a bit excessive.

“There were a lot of people lining the street and taking photos of the car. I had a random person message me after the service say about how nice the send-off was.”