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Tragic boy, 10, accidentally hanged himself just after making mum cup of tea


Tragic Alfie Hyett, 10, from Hereford, who made playful YouTube videos, was found unconscious by his mother Louise Hembrow, 43, in his bedroom.

The schoolboy was rushed to Hereford County Hospital but he could not be saved.

Alfie, who was a talented player for Hereford City Sky Blues juniors, had been playful on the day he died on March 9, 2016.

Ms Hembrow said: “He was as jolly as ever after school that day and made me a cup of tea.

“But later in the evening he didn’t respond when I called him.

“I went to his room and found him.

“He was a very happy boy. I really have no idea what happened and no explanation for it at all.”

TALENT: The schoolboy played for Hereford City Sky Blues juniors

“He is my life and my world”

Louise Hembrow

At the time of the incident his heartbroken mother shared the sad news on Facebook.

She added: “Alfie’s my beautiful boy. He is my life and my world and I love him with every breath I have in my body.

“Just one more hug please. Love mummy.”

The 43-year-old first feared Alfie had died after taking part in the internet “choking game” craze but this was later dismissed by cops.

Police found the 10-year-old had moved his mirror and may have been watching himself as he played alone in his room.

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RULING: It was concluded the football mad child accidentally killed himself

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POPULAR: The schoolboy was found by his mother in his bedroom

Detective Sergeant Mark Jinks told the hearing: “We investigated a possible link with the game and discovered no evidence that Alfie had knowledge of it or had been looking at it.

“The strongest scenario is tht it was a deliberate act of self-suspension but without the intent to die.

“He strikes me as a curious boy. In his room a full-length mirror had been moved slightly so it’s possible he had been looking at himself in the mirror while doing it.”

Alfie did not suffer a lot from his parents’ break-up, the inquest heard.

His fatther Nick, 40, dedicated a star to the lad and his teacher Katie Steiner confirmed he had been bullied at St Thomas Cantilupe School where he was a pupil.

Hereford coroner Mark Bricknell said: “I think this was an act of childhood curiosity or experimentation or absentmindedness.

“Alfie would not have understood the risks involved and there were not sufficient triggers for him to want to harm himself.

“But in any event it is difficult to think a 10-year-old would have had the idea to take his own life except in exceptional circumstances.”


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