Funeral For Girl Killed In Weymouth Lift Accident

11 September 2015, 06:21

Hundreds of people are expected at the funeral later for a 5-year-old girl - who got trapped in her brother's disabled lift at their home in Weymouth.

An inquest at Bournemouth Coroner's Court heard Alexys Brown's head got stuck as the lift was going up - in Emmadale Close on Thursday 13 August. She died from neck and face injuries.

Police were called at 11.58am after the girl became stuck. Emergency services attended but she was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said the force was called to the property by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.

The funeral will take place at 12pm on Friday 11 September at St Paul's Church in Abbotsbury Road in Weymouth, followed by a private family service.

The property where the incident took place is a two-storey house with a disabled ramp outside. A spokeswoman for Dorset County Council confirmed the authority had not installed the lift at the property.

Flowers and a teddy bear were left outside the house in tribute.

``It was existing equipment at the house when the family moved in,'' the spokeswoman added.

Notes left with flowers and a teddy bear at the front of the end-of-terrace house speak of the loss of a ``princess''.

One note said: ``Alexis, rest in peace.''

One neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: ``I am devastated, they are a kind, loving family.''

Another resident said: ``I think it has hit everyone really hard.''