People in Lincoln queued up to pay tribute to the nine-year-old boy from Lincoln who was allegedly killed by his grandfather on December 23.
On January 2, a special book of condolences was opened for Alex Robinson at St Peter at Gowts Church in Lincoln. Tributes were also organised by Alex’s school St Peter at Gowts Primary.
Alex died after emergency services were called to a house on Pennell Street.
Following a post mortem held on Christmas Eve, police began treating the investigation as a murder enquiry.
Alex’s grandfather Stewart James Greene, 64, of Grimoldby, Nr Louth was arrested in connection with the investigation and has now been charged with his murder.
Mr Greene has appeared at Lincoln Crown Court where he will appear again for a plea and case management hearing on April 24.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “The family would like to say that they have been overwhelmed with the tributes that have been pouring in for Alex and the messages of support.
“They would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to the book, or who has offered kind words during this tragic time. As they try to come to terms with the loss of Alex, these messages continue to help pull them through.”