A MAN has been charged in connection with the death of a seven-year-old boy who was electrocuted at a pub.

Colin Naylor, 72, from Rayleigh, has been charged with manslaughter after the young lad was tragically killed.

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Tragic - Harvey Tyrrell died after climbing over a garden wall to get a football

Harvey Tyrrell died after climbing over a garden wall to get a football.

Police officers were called to the back garden of the King Harold pub in Station Road, Harold Wood, Romford, at about 5.20pm on September 11 last year.

The seven-year-old boy was found unresponsive in the pub garden.

Police officers and paramedics tried to save him, but he was pronounced dead in hospital just over an hour later.

A special post-mortem has been carried out at St Thomas’ Hospital and the Metropolitan Police has now confirmed the cause of death was electrocution.

Meanwhile, detectives continue to investigate the young boy’s death and the Crown Prosecution Service has now charged two men in their 70s in connection with the incident.

Naylor was initially interviewed on January 11 and is now facing one charge of manslaughter.

A second man - David Bearman, 71, who lives in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch - was also charged with manslaughter on Friday.

He faces an additional charge of abstracting electricity.

The pair will appear at Barkingside magistrates’ court on Thursday, July 11.

An online fundraising appeal set up in the wake of Harvey’s death described the youngster, who lived in Harold Wood in Romford, as a “little angel”.

It added he was “a beautiful, happy and healthy seven-year-old boy who loved his football just like any other boy his age”.

The page raised more than £25,000 to cover funeral costs with any additional money being donated to children’s charities by Harvey’s parents Danielle and Lewis.