Romford man rescues precarious toddler at Kidspace play centre

A quick-thinking Romford man turned superhero to rescue an adventurous tot from a tight spot in a Romford play centre.

Ken Fry, 40, was in Kidspace with his daughter Ruby when he spotted the little boy wobbling on an area of netting several metres off the ground.

“If he had fallen off he obviously would have died,” said Mr Fry, of Heath Park Road, “and there were babies under there.

“I went upstairs with the marshal and we couldn’t find a hole so I ripped the net, climbed up, managed to grab the boy and dropped him back through.”

Centre manager Becky Spicer said the inquisitive youngster may have climbed onto the netting by stacking chairs.


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“Although the Kidspace team are here to guide and coach the children, they do ultimately remain the responsibility of their parent or guardian,” she said. “The boy was not supervised by his parent at the time of the incident.

“However, I have discussed this issue with our health and safety advisors and we have made additional precautions to ensure further incidents do not arise.”

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She added the centre carried out detailed safety checks twice daily and was regularly inspected by the Play Inspection Company.

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