North East Wales

Harvey Williams, 3, died after falling into Froncysyllte pond

Police in Froncysllte
Image caption Police have continued their investigation into the boy's death

A three-year-old boy who died after being found in a neighbour's garden pond in Wrexham county has been named locally as Harvey Lee Williams.

Neighbours said he was spotted playing in the garden in Froncysyllte, before it is believed he wandered off.

North Wales Police said he was reported missing and was found in a pond but later died at Wrexham Maelor hospital.

North east Wales coroner John Gittins has asked for a paediatric post mortem examination.

It will be carried out at Alder Hey Children's hospital in Liverpool on Wednesday.

An inquest into Harvey's death will then be opened later in the week.

A neighbour told BBC Wales he saw the toddler playing in the garden of the family home at Bee Bank.

The neighbour said Harvey's parents were in the process of moving out of the terrace property and it appears he walked off at some point and went into the garden of a nearby house.

Police officers had carried out a search for Harvey after being alerted that he was missing at 11.55 GMT on Monday.

The boy was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital but died despite the efforts of medical staff who tried to save him.

The police helicopter had been scrambled to the area after the alarm was raised but it is understood the boy had already been found by the time it arrived and he was on his way to hospital in an ambulance.

A police family liaison officer is with the family.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "Officers are conducting an investigation on behalf of the coroner.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and a post mortem examination is scheduled to take place in the next couple of days."

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