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Children Dealing with Death

By on January 18, 2015
7 yroldThomas flowers for Jon Casey

Thomas who tried to save dying man Jon Casey spends pocket money on heartfelt floral tribute after Northampton stabbing death.

Perhaps we need to take time to talk with children about death and dying right from the begining of their lives so that it does not come as a shock if they should find themselves in the company of it, as Thomas and his mother did just walking on their way to his martial arts class.

Thomas lays flowers for the man he and his mother could not save from dying

Thomas lays flowers for the man he and his mother could not sve from dying

A seven-year-old boy who tried in vain to save the life of a stabbing victim he found dying in a Northampton street has paid a heartfelt floral tribute to him after hearing the news that he has died.  

Thomas Harrison was with his mum on Friday evening at 5.15pm walking to a Martial Arts class in The Mounts when they both saw a man by the railings in Barrack Road.

Kellie said: “It was such a traumatic experience for us, we did everything we could, just just acted on impulse and instinct.

“When we heard the news, we were devastated.

“Yesterday was the day I give my son his pocket money, as I usually do every Saturday. When I asked him what he wanted to spend it on, he replied ‘I would like to buy some flowers for the man that we tried help and put them by the railings’. So yesterday afternoon, we did just that.

“It was so thoughtful and considerate of him and I’m so proud of him. We are still so sad that the man died – both our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

Talking about the ‘horrific’ moment they saw the man, eye-witness Kellie said a lot of people were walking past him without stopping.

When she noticed he was bleeding heavily from a stab wound, she stopped to help the man and immediately rang 999 for an ambulance.

Kellie said she was on the phone to the operator for 11 minutes and helped cover the man’s wounds with her son’s winter hat.

She said her son also helped direct police officers to the scene of the incident in the pair’s desperate attempt to get the man to hospital.

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