Six-year-old boy fell to his death from a bedroom window after sitting next to it to read book

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A six-year-old boy fell from his bedroom window to his death while reading a Mr Men book, an inquest heard.

The temperature in William Coy's second-floor bedroom was 'almost unbearable' when he suffered fatal injuries during last summer's heatwave, the hearing was told.

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He was taken from the family's home in Lincoln following the fall on the evening of Tuesday July 17 to Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham, but died two days later.

The six-year-old was described during the hearing as an 'intelligent, inquisitive and caring' lad with a maturity beyond his years.

Inquest - Boston - Coroner - Court - William

The inquest at Boston Coroner's Court was told that William had gone downstairs three times after being put to bed and his father, Richard, had become a little irritated.

William returned to his bedroom on the second floor of the three-storey terraced home, and it is believed he sat on the windowsill and read - as he would often do, the inquest heard.

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The lower panel of the replacement UPVC window had no catches and opened fully wide from the top, the hearing was told.

It is believed that reading for around 15 minutes he may have leant on it and fallen out, the inquest heard.

Statement - William - Father - Richard - Son

In a statement, William's father, Richard - who called his son 'my little buddy' - said he thought his elder daughter was joking when she came to ask him why William was sleeping outside.

He said he expected to find that William had let himself out of the back door, but it was locked and it was then that he saw his son lying on the concrete patio.

Richard - 'I - Glasses - Floor

Richard said: 'I could see that his glasses were on the floor beside him, as if he had just taken them off.

'There was a small amount of blood coming from his nose. I started to shout and scream in complete panic.


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