Parents have defended a school where a six year old boy died after falling off a climbing frame.

The youngster, who has been named on social networking sites as Sammy, was rushed to hospital after the incident, in Tolworth Infants' School playground yesterday afternoon.

According to police, the youngster was found unconscious and not breathing. He was later pronounced dead at a west London hospital.

Police are currently treating the death as unexplained and have launched a full investigation.

A mother of three, living in nearby Douglas Road, said: “There is now a question in my mind that the school is 100 per cent safe.

“From what I understand this is a tragic accident and of course there will have to be an investigation but I would not send my own children to the school if there was any question that there safety might be in question.

“I know the family really well and I just want them to know that all our thoughts are with them at this time."

A mother, who asked not to be named, with two children at Tolworth schools said: “I can’t imagine what they must be going through.

“This is such a highly emotional time but we have to keep in mind that from what I have been told this was a tragic accident that could have happened at any school at any time.

“The teachers and staff here and before any blame is apportioned we must first look at the facts of what happened."

Tributes have begun to pour in on social media site Twitter.

Kenziie Anne known as NayaHeMoLeaFan wrote: “I can't get you out of my head; poor little boy, only 6 years old #RIPSammy <3 never forgotten.

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