The parents of a young boy were today arrested and taken to Rhymetown police station for questioning. Following what onlookers described as “a great fall”, Humpty Dumpty had been rushed to hospital but died later.
A police bulletin reported that “Two adults, one male and one female, are undergoing questioning in connection with a possible case of aggravated child neglect in which a minor was allowed to climb up and sit on a wall.. It us understood that he subsequently fell off the wall and sustained injuries that may have contributed to his death. We are currently preparing a case for the consideration of the Crown Prosecution Service.”
The hospital has since issued a statement. “Young Master Dumpty was admitted yesterday afternoon having suffered multiple fractures and contusions. Despite the best efforts of all the King’s horses, as well as all the King’s men, we were unable to put him together again. Sadly, we have to inform the public that he never regained consciousness and passed away in the night”.
Local residents have been conducting a protest outside Council Offices claiming that their concerns over the safety of the wall had been ignored by officials. “We have complained about that wall till we are blue in the face” said a neighbour. “I don’t let my kids go anywhere near it, it’s a death trap”.