Heartbreak as hundreds of mourners turn out for emotional funeral of boy, 5, killed by falling mirror in shop

A TRAGIC five-year-old boy killed by a falling mirror in a shop is being laid to rest today in an emotional funeral.

Freddie Farrow was struck by the mirror in a Fenwick store in Colchester, Essex on July 27.

Sadly he couldn't be saved and died from his injuries in hospital six days later.

Mourners lined the streets in Colchester today as the tragic youngster was taken on his final journey.

A white horse and carriage carried Freddie's tiny coffin as the cortege made its way to Colchester Crematorium.

Freddie's mum Natasha had invited locals to gather to pay tribute to her son.

The youngster was rushed to hospital by air ambulance with serious head injuries after the horror unfolded at the department store in July.

He had just completed Year 1 at primary school and his family had planned a trip to Lego Land for his sixth birthday when he tragically passed away.

Tributes flooded in for little Freddie after his death – including from mum Natasha.

She said: "He will never leave us. He will be with us every single day throughout all our lives – until we see him again.

"As a family we are devastated by his death.”

She added: “He was such a lovely little boy – and very cheeky in a lot of ways.

"He used to pick me flowers every day – it could have been daisies or whatever he could get his hands on – and give them to me and tell me he loved me and I would tell him I loved him back.

“He was so content; he would always ask questions and, I know every mum will say this, he was such a clever little boy.”

His dad Andrew Farrow said the little boy had "brought so much happiness to everyone who knew him".

He said: "Freddie, his brother and sister were inseparable and I know for sure he will be watching over them.

“Freddie was an expert Lego builder, confident swimmer, enjoyed crabbing and park running. He had such a contagious laugh and always pulled funny faces.

"I will miss you Fredboy, so, so much… and until we meet again, I love you.”

Fenwick closed its Colchester store as a mark of respect the day after Freddie's death.

Colchester Borough Council said they would investigate the circumstances after taking the probe over from Essex Police.

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