Boy, 2, crushed to death by chest of drawers at home
A two-year-old boy has died after being crushed by a chest of drawers.
Archie Tafts, from the village of Cloughmills, Co Antrim, suffered fatal injuries in the incident at his home on Tuesday when i t is understood the piece of furniture fell on top of him
He was taken to hospital for treatment but died. His parents have appealed for privacy.
A statement by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on behalf of the family said they had "suffered a tremendous loss".
"Archie's parents and extended family would like to thank all who have expressed their condolences at this distressing and difficult time," said the statement.
"However as this is a personal tragedy for them, they will be making no public comment."
The death is being treated as accidental.
A PSNI spokeswoman said: "As would be normal procedure with any sudden death, a report will be prepared for the information of the coroner."
North Antrim MP Ian Paisley offered his sympathies to the Tafts family.
"This is a devastating tragedy for this family and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this time," said the Democratic Unionist representative.
"The start of a new year is a time when we all make plans and preparations for the future. For this family however they face a future without a much-loved son and grandson. I know the thoughts of everyone in North Antrim and beyond will be with them at this incredibly difficult time."