During the winter season, there is always an increased risk of tragedy. The roads are slippery and icy, and the temperature is below freezing. Because of this, it’s imperative that parents take proper precautions.
Knowing where your children are at all times is the number one priority, especially during an extremely cold day. But sometimes tragic incidents occur that cannot be explained.
With that said, I regret to inform you that a seven-year-old boy froze to death in Birmingham. Continue reading for more details.
A seven-year-old boy who froze to death went by the name of Hakeem Hussain. Speculation is that he froze to death after being left outside a house.
Hussain died from cardiac arrest because he was left outside of a Birmingham property for too long. His mother Laura Heath and her uncle Timothy Busk have been arrested. The cause is suspicion of wilful ill-treatment of a child.
Heath and Busk have been bailed out of jail while police continue with the investigation. What’s even more disturbing is a seven-year-old boy froze to death and no family went to his inquest at the Birmingham Coroner’s Court.
Hussain’s body was found on the morning of November 26. Emergency services were called to Mr. Busk’s home in Nechells where they found Hussain in cardiac arrest. Attempts were made to revive him but he was pronounced dead at 7:40am.
Hussain suffered from asthma, so some reports indicated that he may have caught hypothermia and froze to death. This has yet to be confirmed though.
Unfortunately, a postmortem into the death proved to be inconclusive and more tests will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Hussain was known to the community and was loved by his friends and teachers from the Nechells E-ACT Academy.
Head teach of the academy, Julie Wright, had nothing but wonderful things to say about Hussain. She made reference to his amazing sense of humor. She said he was a great friend to staff and children and the school. She even went on to say that his performance as the Christmas Star at last year’s nativity play stole the show.
Teachers and children are putting a book together to remember all the memories and gifts of Hakeem. He will be sorely missed!