Elliott Prior’s brave reaction to the gunman reportedly prompted him to spare him and his six-year-old sister, Amelie, along with their mother, Amber, asking them for forgiveness and giving the children chocolate bars.
Elliott, from Windsor, Berkshire, is believed to have been trying to protect his mother, who had been shot in the leg. His uncle Alex Coutts said that when terrorists asked if any children were alive, Amber stood up and said yes. Elliott is said to have shouted at one man: “You’re a bad man, let us leave.”
Mr Coutts added: “He was very brave. The terrorists even gave the kids Mars bars.”