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Inquest: Witness felt ‘electrical surge’ after seven-year-old boy died at Harold Wood pub

PUBLISHED: 15:22 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:22 21 September 2018

Tributes have been paid to seven-year-old Harvey who died after falling off a wall at the King Harold pub in Harold Wood. Photo: Liam Coleman

Tributes have been paid to seven-year-old Harvey who died after falling off a wall at the King Harold pub in Harold Wood. Photo: Liam Coleman

Liam Coleman

An inquest into the death of Harvey, 7, opened today (Friday, September 21).

The King Harold pub in Harold WoodThe King Harold pub in Harold Wood

A man who witnessed the death of a seven-year-old boy felt an ‘electrical surge’ after the child was climbing a fence at a Harold Wood pub, an inquest heard.

An inquest into the death of Harvey Lewis Tyrrell was opened today (Friday, September 21) after an incident at the King Harold Pub in Station Road, Harold Wood on Tuesday, September 11.

The court heard that Harvey was at the pub with his parents, and was playing in the back garden of the pub with another child.

Both children were being supervised by the other child’s father.

Tributes have been paid to seven-year-old Harvey who died after falling off a wall at the King Harold pub in Harold Wood. Photo: Liam ColemanTributes have been paid to seven-year-old Harvey who died after falling off a wall at the King Harold pub in Harold Wood. Photo: Liam Coleman

They had been playing and Harvey stood on what was described as being a ‘posh garden light’ and grabbed a railing above his head.

According to a witness Harvey then appeared to ‘tighten up’ and ‘straightened up’ before letting go.

The other parent supervising said that when Harvey grabbed the railing he had felt an electrical surge.

Harvey then fell to the floor, under a bench.

He was pronounced dead around an hour later at 6.33pm at Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

He was formerly identified by his father.

The inquest was opened and adjourned today by senior coroner Nadia Persaud at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court.

A preliminary review date was set for Monday, December 10, and a provisional inquest date was set for Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

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