Tributes to ‘devoted’ mother, 27, and her ‘beautiful’ one-year-old son after they were found dead at Cumbria home as police say their deaths are ‘not suspicious’ and neighbours claim they heard running water before tragic discovery
- Tributes paid to a ‘wonderful and loving’ mother and her one-year-old son
- Natalie Kane, 27, and her son Harry, were found by police on December 30
- Cumbria Constabulary said police were not treating the deaths as suspicious
Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to a ‘wonderful and loving’ mother who was found dead at a house with her ‘beautiful’ baby son.
The bodies of Natalie Kane, 27, and one-year-old Harry were discovered by police after they were called to concerns for her welfare on December 30.
Cumbria Constabulary said they were sent to a house in Whitehaven at 2.52pm when officers tragically found their bodies.
Neighbours near the property told MailOnline they heard running water just before the bodies were found.
A spokesman for the force said there are no suspicious circumstances at this time. Post-mortems are set to take place next week.
Last night, a neighbour said: ‘She was a lovely lass and absolutely doted on that little boy, he was beautiful and this is such a tragedy.
Natalie Kane, 27, and her one-year-old son Harry, were found by police officers at an address in Wellington Row, Whitehaven, on December 30
Tributes have been paid to the ‘wonderful and loving’ mother and her baby son after they were found by officers
‘The police haven’t told us what happened, just that Natalie and Harry were found dead in her flat.
‘There was nothing alarming beforehand, the only unusual thing was that there seemed to be water constantly running down the waste pipe.
‘It sounded as though a bath or sink had perhaps been overflowing.
‘The police were asking neighbours if they had seen Natalie and the next thing I knew there were police officers and paramedics running into the flat.
‘When they told us they’d both died it was heartbreaking.’
The police have not confirmed the identity of the pair, but they have been named locally as well-wishers paid tributes to a ‘lovely mother devoted to her one-year-old little boy’.
A fundraising page has been set up by close friends Ashton Graham and Stacey Hackett to help towards the pair’s funeral.
Ashton said: ‘I just want to say what a brilliant mam she was and how proud we all are of her.
‘She’s touched a lot of hearts and she’ll never know how truly loved and special she and baby Harry are.
‘When people say your best friend can be your soulmate, I truly truly believe that’s what you are.
‘A part of me has died with you, my life will never ever be the same without you, nothing will be the same again.
‘He (Harry) was such a happy baby. You were such a brilliant little mam, protected him from any harm, made sure he had everything he needed.
‘You gave him the best life, he was the making of you.’
Officers arrived to the property after concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman. Pictured: GV of Wellington Row
More than £3,000 has so far been donated by well-wishers wanting to help Natalie’s family.
A statement on the fundraising page reads: ‘We would like to give Natalie’s family a big help by contributing to this as this is what they deserve.
‘We’re not asking for the full amount but every little helps and if were to receive more than expected Natalie’s brother Shane’s chosen charity is Women Out West.
‘This charity helped Natalie out so much and Shane is so pleased that they were there for Natalie that this is the best way to say thank you.’
A balloon release has now been planned in Natalie’s home town of Maryport, Cumbria, in tribute to her and Harry on January 7.
Cumbria Police have confirmed that they are not treating the deaths as suspicious.
In a statement they said: ‘Police attended an address in Wellington Row, Whitehaven, after being made aware at 2.52pm on December 30 of a concern for the welfare of a woman.
‘Sadly, two people were found deceased in the address – a woman in her twenties and a one-year-old child.
‘There are no suspicious circumstances at this time. The coroner has been contacted.’
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