Heartache when a 5-year-old boy is killed by a department shop mirror.
A CHILD was killed when a department store mirror slammed against him, causing a fatal brain injury.
The five-year-family old’s paid tribute to their “adorable little son” who was “always smiling.” After being struck by a mirror in a Fenwick store on Colchester’s High Street on July 27, was transported to hospital in severe condition, according to Essex Police.
He had suffered such a severe brain injury that he died just a few days later, on August 2.
Natasha Ingham, his mother, said in a statement published by police, “He will never leave us.”
“Until we see him again, he will be with us every single day of our lives.
“His passing has left us as a family devastated.
“He was such a sweet little child, and he was a bit of a rogue in a lot of ways.”
Ms. Ingham said her son would bring her flowers and tell her he loved her.
“Everyone who knew Freddie absolutely loved him – he was that kind of boy,” she continued.
“He was always cheerful and enjoyed coming to the beach.”
Andrew Farrow, the father of the five-year-old boy, will miss the “joy” his son offered to all who knew him.
“I am glad for the time we had with Freddie,” he stated.
“Every day, he was adored and appreciated by everyone who knew him, and he provided so much joy to everyone who knew him. Freddie, his brother, and sister were inseparable, and I’m certain he’ll be keeping an eye on them.
“Freddie was a master Lego builder, a strong swimmer, and a crabbing and park running enthusiast.
“His laugh was contagious, and he was always making funny faces. Fredboy, I’ll miss you terribly… I adore you until we meet again.”
He expressed gratitude to everyone who sought to help his child and who has been supportive to the family.
The small child was a “much-loved member of our school community,” according to Polly Bradford, head of school at Gosbecks Primary School.
”As a school, we are still coming to grips with this tragic loss, and our thoughts and sympathies are with Freddie’s family at this difficult time,” she said.
“Freddie was a minor celebrity. With his friends, who he always watched out for and cared for, his sensitive and caring character shined through. His distinct personality and gorgeous smile left an indelible impression on everyone he met.
“Freddie was.” According to the Brinkwire Summary News.