Don't let Benjamin's death be in vain

GRIEVING parents Andrew Davey and Veronica Deri say their cherished son Benjamin would be alive today – if the woods where he died had been sealed off sooner.

By Richard Cornwell

GRIEVING parents Andrew Davey and Veronica Deri say their cherished son Benjamin would be alive today – if the woods where he died had been sealed off sooner.

The couple, who were devoted to the bright and happy three-year-old, are wracked with grief and been through a roller-coaster of emotions since he was killed by a falling tree.

But they do not want his death to have been in vain and do not want other parents to ever have to go through the turmoil they are suffering.

Benjamin was struck by a tree felled by the winds as he and his mother walked through The Grove woodland on the edge of Felixstowe on Sunday.

"We just cannot understand why The Grove was still open, why it had not been closed or a sign put up to warn of the danger," said Mr Davey.

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