Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Toddler Who Choked to Death Eating a Grape

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Toddler Who Choked to Death Eating a Grape

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Byline: MATHEUS SANCHEZ

THE family of a toddler who choked to death on a grape at a supermarket checkout told today of their anguish.

Seventeen-month-old Kevin da Silva Policarpo, died while out with his parents and a family friend at a Tesco store in Feltham.

His sister revealed that her mother blames the friend who gave him the grape when his parents weren't looking.

They only realised Kevin had stopped breathing when he became quiet in his trolley.

Supermarket staff tried to resuscitate him before paramedics took over.

Kevin's sister Tania, 18, said: "They were at the checkout when they realised he had been very quiet. Then my mum saw his colour had changed, he wasn't breathing - and she saw a grape in his right hand.

Her mother Maria and the rest of her Portuguese family blamed the friend, added Tania.

"My mum never wants to see her again" They want to warn other parents of the risk: "We would tell other families to be very careful when giving something like grapes to small children. …

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