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FabulousBakerGirl Mon 01-Jun-09 17:04:32

Another family devastated sad

southeastastra Mon 01-Jun-09 17:06:21

wish i hadn't read that

LeninGrad Mon 01-Jun-09 17:08:50

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princessmel Mon 01-Jun-09 17:09:31

That is so sad

Poor family

LeninGrad Mon 01-Jun-09 17:10:57

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ChopsTheDuck Mon 01-Jun-09 17:14:35

Wonder if the boy was disabled? Apparently a wheelchair was found in the abandoned car. Looks like it may be another case of lack of support for families with disabilities.

HeadFairy Mon 01-Jun-09 17:16:23

That's so sad, the bit about the soft toys in his rucksack has brought tears to my eyes. I hope they're happy where ever they are now, they obviously weren't happy here.

Hulababy Mon 01-Jun-09 17:44:25

How bad can things be to do this, especially with your little child to, who has their whole life ahead of them. Must be complete devastation to reach that point surely? How awful for all involved, especially the family and friends left behind who have to deal with it and their grief.

Not heard about the wheelchair bit so can't comment on that.

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Mon 01-Jun-09 22:29:34

i have just seen this on the news. Made me feel v sad sad

Biglips Mon 01-Jun-09 22:31:26


Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 01-Jun-09 22:32:45

We don't know what happened. The article I read said that police are keeping an open mind about whether they jumped, fell or were pushed.
The other possibility is that the little boy was dead already and that's why the parents jumped.

SomeGuy Tue 02-Jun-09 01:29:43

It says they jumped and he was already dead.

"Overcome by grief at the death of their little boy, a mother and father have leapt from Beachy Head clutching his body in a rucksack.
Horrified rescuers found the five-year-old alongside his favourite teddy and his parents' bodies near the bottom of the 600ft cliffs.
Police fear the devastated couple agreed a suicide pact after deciding they could not face life without their son, who passed away at their family home from natural causes after a short illness.
" -rucksack.html

giraffesCantRunA10k Tue 02-Jun-09 01:36:14

So sad

bratnav Tue 02-Jun-09 01:38:52

How awful sad

fatjac Tue 02-Jun-09 08:34:13

Yesterday I was calling the parents selfish for taking the child with them. But now it seems he had dies of illness and they just couldn't bare to live without him. One of the most poignant things I have heard.

ClaireDeLoon Tue 02-Jun-09 08:40:33

oh how awful

burningupinspeed Tue 02-Jun-09 09:17:08


5inthebed Tue 02-Jun-09 09:52:32

How awful. sad

hmc Tue 02-Jun-09 10:26:45

This is utterly tragic. Life can be so cruel

wotulookinat Tue 02-Jun-09 10:48:32

I don't know what to say. So sad.

sfxmum Tue 02-Jun-09 10:48:54

how desperately sad

ThePhantomPlopper Tue 02-Jun-09 12:41:52

Just seen this on the news.


LeninGrad Tue 02-Jun-09 12:46:20

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ThePellyandMe Tue 02-Jun-09 12:47:29

This is just such a heartbreaking storysad

My heart goes out to their families.

serendippity Tue 02-Jun-09 12:49:39

how awful I heard about this this morning
Leningrad- try not to feel bad, when you hear stories like this you do tend to jump to conclusions.

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