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Parent’s heart-breaking tribute after boy, 3, dies from meningitis

Hector Kirkham

[T]HE parents of a three year old boy who died from Meningococcal Septicaemia are warning people to be aware of the signs of the disease.

Hector Kirkham, from Lancaster, was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary last Tuesday afternoon (March 27th) but sadly died later the same day.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “There are no suspicious circumstances and no on-going police investigation but specially trained police officers are supporting Hector’s family at this time.”

Hector’s family have today offered a heart-breaking tribute to their son.

In a statement mum Charlotte and dad Lee said: “Our gorgeous, cheeky, happy boy Hector devastatingly left us on the 27th March. Hector was perfect in every way, our absolute world, our sunshine, our very best friend.

“Hector became very poorly very fast from contracting Meningococcal Septicaemia, Hector’s symptoms of sickness and a temperature only presented 12 hours before we sadly lost the love of our lives.

“We urge all parents to be vigilant and any signs or symptoms that point towards meningitis being a possibility please please seek urgent medical advice, don’t delay.”

For more information about meningitis and its symptoms please visit the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/meningitis/

Anyone with immediate concerns about their child should report to their local Accident and Emergency Department.

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