Saturday 1 October 2016

'To think that my brother could still be alive for the sake of €20 alarm' - Mouse Morris and son make appeal on Late Late Show

Published 15/04/2016 | 23:23

Mouse Morris. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Mouse Morris. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Grand National Winning trainer Mouse Morris made a heartbreaking appeal on the Late Late show.

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Speaking about the death of his son Christopher ‘Tiffer’ last May 2015 the decorated trainer and his other son Jamie appealed for everyone to get a carbon monoxide alarm.

Tiffer Morris passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning while traveling in Argentina last year.

Jamie explained: “There was a leak from the water heater which caused carbon monoxide and killed both of them.”

Mouse's son Christopher
Mouse's son Christopher

He told host Ryan Tubridy they have spoken to the Fingal Community Alert who informed them that around 300 people die each year of carbon monoxide poisoning.

“It is a simple thing for everyone to get a carbon monoxide alarm. And the big thing, that we have never heard of before, is that you can get a portable carbon monoxide alarm. They’re only small, compact, and they’re only about €20. It was the kind of thing my mother would have thrown in his bag.

“To think that my brother could still be alive for the sake of €20 alarm, it is hard to take."

Last Saturday the Mouse Morris trained ‘Rule The World’ romped to victory at the Grand National in Aintree.

Mouse said he felt Tiffer’s presence as the dramatic race unfolded

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