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Fund set up for jump death family

Puttick Family
Sam was left paralysed after a car crash in July 2005

A charity fund has been set up in memory of a paralysed boy from Wiltshire whose death led to his parents jumping to their deaths.

Neil and Kazumi Puttick leapt from cliffs a Beachy Head, East Sussex, with five-year-old Sam's body in a rucksack, two days after his death on 29 May.

Family, friends and members of the public have donated £10,000 to Spinal Research in Sam's honour.

His parents had supported the charity before Sam died from meningitis.

Spinal Research chief executive Jonathan Miall said: "We are just pleased that something good can come out of such a dreadful series of events."

An inquest into the deaths of RNIB worker Neil, 34, and Japanese translator Kazumi, 44, will take place in Uckfield, East Sussex, on Friday.

Police said they were satisfied the couple had "taken their own lives".



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