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Mother pays tribute to her “little angel” who died after being beaten in a park


The devastated mum of a five year old boy who suffered fatal head injuries when he was allegedly beaten in a park has paid tribute to her “little angel”.

Alex Malcolm suffered head injuries while he ws playing in a park in Catford last month. The little boy was taken to King’s College Hospital later that evening, and police were called in the early hours of the morning by medical staff suspicious about his injuries. Despite the best efforts of doctors, he could not be saved and the little boy died in intensive car.

A 38 year old man has now been charged with causing GBH with intent. His mum said he was her best friend and she was heartbroken.

Beautiful, kind and gentle

Liliya Breha said her son had been a “beautiful, kind and gentle” boy, who was generous and popular. The little boy had been a year 1 pupil at Archbishop Sumner Church of England primary School in Kennington.

Last year, he was an angel in the school nativity, but this year, his mother had to come to terms with the fact that her son will not be in any more school plays. The cherubic little boy had also just completed a portfolio to begin child modelling.

His heartbroken mother said her little boy loved going to school. She added: “He was perfect and he should not have been taken away from me.”

She is now hoping to set up a charity in memory of her son, and will be planting a tree as a memorial.

Because of the ongoing investigation, police have not yet been able to release his body, so his family have not been able to put in place any funeral arrangements.

Marvyn Iheanacho, 38, of Hounslow, has appeared at court charged with causing GBH with intent, and has been remanded in custody for a further court appearance on March 10.