Town Hall Tragedy Baby Named
Family Mourn 'Devastating' Loss of Tommy Hollis
The name of the baby killed in a tragic incident outside Chiswick Town Hall this week has been named as Tommy Hollis. Tommy would have been one year old today.
His family have issued a brief statement :
'It is with very sad hearts that we confirm the tragic death of Tommy Hollis who would have celebrated his first birthday today. The family is utterly devastated by the loss and thanks the community and friends for their love and prayers and request that their privacy is respected and upheld.
'We would like to thank in particular the emergency services, London Air Ambulance, police and hospital staff for the care and kindness we received.'
A book of condolence has been opened at Chiswick Town Hall.
Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr. Paul Lynch, said, “This is heartbreaking news and all our thoughts are with the family at this terrible time."
Cllr Peter Thompson, local councillor for Turnham Green and leader of the council, said, “As a mark of respect, the flag at the civic centre is being flown at half mast today. We are continuing to cooperate with the Police and Health & Safety Executive investigation.”
As well as the book of condolence, there is also a place where people can leave flowers for the family.
A joint investigation is underway by officers from Hounslow CID and the Specialist Crime Directorate, and the Health and Safety Executive.
February 26, 2010