Tragedy as boy dies at his home

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­ Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A com­mu­nity is in mourn­ing af­ter a 10-year-old boy died af­ter suf­fer­ing a car­diac ar­rest. Mo­hammed Owais Fa­rooq died at his home in Grimshaw Road, Dogsthorpe.

Prayers have been said at a city mosque for a young school boy who died af­ter suf­fer­ing a car­diac ar­rest in a Pe­ter­bor­ough street. Wor­ship­pers at the Faizan e Mad­ina Mosque in Glad­stone Street, Pe­ter­bor­ough, held Janaaza – prayers for the de­ceased – on Wednesday (Septem­ber 28) af­ter the tragic death of 10-year-old Mo­ham- med Owais Fa­rooq.

Mus­lim Fu­neral Ser­vices Pe­ter­bor­ough reported the young­ster was buried at East­field Ceme­tery fol­low­ing a fu­neral ser­vice known as Salat al-Janaza­hat the city mosque, which also took place yes­ter­day af­ter­noon - a day af­ter he died.

Mo­hammed died on Tues­day af­ter­noon af­ter suf­fer­ing the car­diac ar­rest at his home i n Grimshaw Road, Dogsthorpe. The emer­gency ser­vices were called af­ter Mo­hammed col­lapsed at about 3.30pm.

Res­i­dents liv­ing in the area de­scribed a ‘ma­jor in­ci­dent’ tak­ing place, with a large num­ber of emer­gency ser­vices staff and ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing the Mag pas He limedix, East of Eng­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and Cam­bridgeshire po­lice, all at­tend­ing the quiet city street.

The young­ster was taken to Pe­ter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment, but de­spite the best ef­forts of the paramedics, he was pro­nounced dead at the hos­pi­tal.

A num­ber of peo­ple paid trib­ute to Mo­hammed on so­cial me­dia.

Vera Archer said: “Ohmy... how very very sad, think­ing of all his fam­ily and friends at this aw­ful news.”

While Michelle Gor­don added: “Can­not imag­ine what his fam­ily are go­ing through! Rest in peace lit­tle one! May your wings fly bright in the sky x.”

A Cam­bridgeshire po­lice spokesman said the death is be­ing treated as non-sus­pi­cious and the file has been passed to the coroner.

The air am­bu­lance landed near Grimshaw Road .

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