Tributes to ‘cheeky’ six-year-old who died falling out window in Lincoln

A six-year-old boy who died after falling from a window of a house in Lincoln has been named locally as William Coy.

The ‘kind’ youngster has been described as someone ‘who touched the hearts of everyone he met.’

His death, which comes days before the summer holidays, is being treated as a tragic accident.

Police are supporting his parents, Kate and Richard, as well as William’s older sister, Lydia, as they come to terms with their loss.

William was taken to hospital on Tuesday at 9.30pm after losing consciousness from falling from the window.

He suffered serious injuries and on Thursday police confirmed the schoolboy had died.

His pals at Monks Abbey Primary School were told of the devastating news and "reassured this is something that does not happen very often".

Family friend Amy Cash de Flores has also set up a fundraising page to support them in the coming weeks and months. Within hours it has raised almost half of its £1,000 goal.

Amy wrote: "William passed away this morning.

"I just want to help take the pressure of money worries away from his family by setting up a go fund me page to help ease the worry of living expenses.

"William was a wonderful, loving, happy, kind, cheeky monkey kind of boy who has touched everyone’s heart who ever met him he will be sadly missed by all and forgotten by nobody. XxX"

In a letter, William’s school, who were offering support to the pupils, urged parents to give their children "extra love".

It added: "It is with great sadness that I have to tell you of the sudden death of William Coy.

"The children were told today following the family’s wishes.

"William died during a tragic accident and the children have been reassured this is something that does not happen very often.

"We are deeply saddened by this great loss, but we know, at these times, it’s best to keep the school environment as normal as possible.

"Our thoughts are with William’s family at this tragic time and the school community sends them sincerest sympathy and support."

Meanwhile, one resident who lives on the street said: "It’s just every parent’s worst nightmare really isn’t it, you wouldn’t wish it on anyone."

Read More

Top Stories from Mirror Online

  • Cops identify Skripal poisoning suspects
  • Ryanair cancel another 600 flights
  • Family’s nightmare on sweltering plane
  • Heatwave returns to UK for two weeks

William and his family made the news last year when a burglar broke into their house while they were sleeping and stole William’s Paw Patrol money tin and his sister’s schoolbag.

Unfortunately, William’s money tin was discovered torn open and emptied of the change he had collected from pocket money, gifts, and the tooth fairy.

It was decided by police officers it couldn’t possibly be returned in that state.

And so an identical replacement was found and purchased, and filled with generous donations of loose change from staff before being handed to a delighted William.

At the time, mum Kate said: “It means an awful lot to me, Richard, and the kids.

"Your kindness and going above and beyond will stay with us a long time”.

The fundraising page could be found here.

Source: Read Full Article