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Police appeal over Kayden Fleck final movements - death 'not suspicious'

Police investigating the sudden death of Kayden Fleck in Ballymena are appealing for witnesses to trace his last movements.

Police said they are not treating the death of the five-year-old as suspicious.

Kayden, who was out with his two brother Jayden, fell into the River Braid near the Ecos Centre on Saturday. After a major search and rescue operation he was pulled from the water around two hours later near the Tullygarley Bridge.

The funeral of the little boy, who has been described as a "little fighter", was held on Thursday at the Elim Pentecostal Church in Ballymena.

Constable Greenwood said: “Police investigating the sudden death of Kayden are trying to establish his last movements.

"It is believed that Kayden and his brother were in the vicinity of the River Braid near the Ecos Centre, Ballymena at approximately 12 mid-day – 1pm on Saturday, 10 February 2018.

“Were you out walking along the Braid River or did you take part in the park run that morning? Did you see Kayden and his brother playing near the river? Did you witness Kayden go into the water?

“If you have any information, please phone police in Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 613 10/02/18. Any information, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, could help us trace the last movements of Kayden.”

A book of condolence was opened at Harryville Primary School on Monday as the shocked community came to terms with the five-year-old's sudden death.

Principal Lesley Meikle said the death of the little boy had "ripped out the heart" of his school and community.

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