Book of Condolence Opened at Chiswick Town Hall

And flags flown at half mast following death of baby boy hit by lamppost

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A book of condolence has been opened at Chiswick Town Hall following the sad news that the baby boy injured by a falling lamppost died in hospital earlier today, Thursday 25th February.

The baby, who is not being named to protect the privacy of his family at this time, was pronounced dead at 05:30.

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, "On behalf of my fellow ward councillors, Adrian Lee and Samantha Davies, I want to express our deep sorrow and sympathies regarding this tragedy in our local community.

“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