7yo UK boy electrocuted to death after climbing fence to retrieve ball

7yo UK boy electrocuted to death after climbing fence to retrieve ball
Photo credit: Facebook/Lewis Tyrrell.

The death of a seven-year-old London boy, who was killed after climbing over a fence to retrieve a football, has been confirmed to have been caused by electrocution.

Harvey Tyrrell was in the back garden of the King Harold Pub in Romford, east London, in September last year when the tragedy occurred, reported 7 News.

Police and paramedics tried to save the boy, but he was pronounced dead just over an hour later after being taken to hospital.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and a seven-year-old boy, Harvey Tyrell from Harold Wood, was found unresponsive," Metropolitan police told 7 News.

Police said two men had been questioned over the death, but there had been no charges laid.

An online fundraising page had been set up to help the family with funeral costs, and described him as "a beautiful, happy and healthy seven-year-old boy who loved his football."

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