Accessibility options


Two-year-old boy dies at fairground

Date: 13/5/2009 23:41:54

Search: Erjon Hyseni death

A two-year-old boy has been killed in a tragic funfair accident.

The toddler, named by a family member as Erjon Hyseni, died when he apparently walked in front of the "Go-Gator" ride at the fair in north London on Tuesday.

Police appealed for anyone with photographs or video footage of the bouncy castle area on Ducketts Common in Wood Green to call 020 8345 0832.

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation into the death and the scene remains closed off.

Dorothy Murphy, 88, of Willoughby Road, said she heard the police cars arrive at the scene at around 7.30pm.

Mrs Murphy, whose home overlooks Ducketts Common, said: "I heard the poor mother over there crying and I knew something awful had happened. I saw her over there with her husband trying to comfort her."

Ray Smith, a spokesman for the Showmen's Guild, said it was the first fatal incident at a fairground for 10 years.

He said: "It's a very mixed atmosphere, staff are obviously upset but they have to retain their professionalism to work with the police and the Health & Safety Executive with this investigation.

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends

"What happened was a member of the public screamed and the young lady operating the Go-Gator heard the scream and hit the stop button and the ride stopped. It appears the boy got onto the tracks somehow."

He said the Manning family who run the fair had been in the business 150 years. He added: "They have never had a serious injury in all time."

2014 © Press Association

Advertisement starts



Advertisement ends

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends

  • The Apprentice final: Mark Wright and Bianca Miller dish the dirt
    The Apprentice final: Mark Wright and Bianca Miller dish the dirt
    The Apprentice finalists have labelled half of their competition "stocking fillers" and said the most difficult part of the process was dealing with their rivals as they dished the dirt ahead of the show's final. Mark Wright and Bianca Mille
  • Sony defends The Interview cancellation as North Korea and US exchange threats
    Sony defends The Interview cancellation as North Korea and US exchange threats
    North Korea has accused the US of trying to frame it for the Sony Pictures cyberattack after Sony decided to cancel the release of it's controversial film The Interview. The head of Sony Pictures has insisted the studio has "not caved" over
  • Festive strains for Chelsea again
    Festive strains for Chelsea again
    Jose Mourinho is lamenting Chelsea's packed and difficult schedule over the festive period once again, which starts with their trip to Stoke on Monday.
  • Strictly Come Dancing final: The professional dancers reflect back
    Strictly Come Dancing final: The professional dancers reflect back
    Caroline Flack heads into the Strictly Come Dancing final as the favourite to get her hands on the prized glitterball trophy. The former Xtra Factor star is attracting four-figure sums with bookmaker William Hill, leading the field ahead of second most fa
arrow
The Apprentice final: Mark Wright and Bianca Miller dish the dirt
The Apprentice finalists have labelled half of their competition "stocking fillers" and said the most difficult part of the process was dealing with their rivals as they dished the dirt ahead of the show's final. Mark Wright and Bianca Mille

5 day forecastMy local weather

Overcast
London
min: 10º
max:15º
 
 

Daily Pictures

Advertisement starts



Advertisement ends