The parents of a seven-year-old boy electrocuted in a pub beer garden broke down in tears as they relived his tragic death.

Tragic Harvey Tyrrell died at The King Harold pub in Harold Wood, Essex, after touching a faulty light.

Pub owner David Bearman, 73, who has admitted a charge of manslaughter, and electrician Colin Naylor, 74, who was found guilty of a charge under the Health and Safety Act, are being sentenced today at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Harvey's devastated mum told the court: "They can both get life, but it still wouldn't be enough."

He collapsed after sitting on decorative lights while holding onto a nearby metal railing with his hand, causing electricity to “flow through his body”.

Police rushed to the pub near Romford, Essex, following the incident on September 11 2018.

The boy died at The King Harold pub in East London in 2018
The boy died at The King Harold pub in East London in 2018

The child was found unresponsive and he was rushed to hospital, but he died just over an hour later.

His mum, Danielle Jones, went into the witness box to read her statement and said: "It's a bizarre feeling - it still doesn't feel real.

"Even though it's been two-and-a-half years, it just gets harder. I don't know where I get my strength.

"There are days I cry so much I'm literally howling. If I didn't get up, and do something for Harvey, I felt like I wasn't trying to get justice for him."

She added: "He's been cheated of so much. He should be growing into a small, bratty teenager giving us grief.

The child's parents say Colin Naylor "has shown no remorse"
The child's parents say Colin Naylor "has shown no remorse"

"It breaks my heart I wasn't there when he got hurt. I said okay, I love you, and those were the last words I said to him.

"Our worlds got turned upside down and life will never be the same again."

She continued: "I don't want to trust our one-year-old son Jackson out of my sight. Harvey's ashes are in a box at home with us. We leave the TV on when we can't take him with us.

"How am I going to explain that other children have brothers and sisters, and Jackson has an angel for a brother?

"Harvey's death could have been so easily prevented. I couldn't be more angry when I heard the details of what had happened.

Harvey's devastated mum told the court she can't stop crying
Harvey's devastated mum told the court she can't stop crying

"I'm angry. Colin and Dave have never shown remorse.

"They can both get life other that, but it still wouldn't be enough. Our lives will never be the same again."

Ms Jones added: "I don't think we'll learn to live with it. Losing a child is a different kind of grief altogether.

"I carried Harvey in my belly. Anyone who has had a child will know this. You expect your grandparents and parents to pass, not your young child."

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Lewis Tyrrell, Harvey's dad, had his witness statement read by prosecutor Duncan Penny QC.

He said: "I feel like a part of me died when Harvey died and I've not been able to feel happy since.

"I feel miserable, angry, desperately hopelessly bitter and not like the fun guy I used to be.

"The only time I feel happy is when I'm paralytic. Why did it have to be our kid? Why couldn't it have been an adult, an old man who lived a whole life?"