A WELL-KNOWN business family has been plunged into mourning after a three-year-old boy was killed in an accident involving a blind cord.
Daniel Grant (3), from Mayobridge, near Newry, Co Down, died after becoming entangled in his home on Saturday.
A police spokesman said they were investigating the incident on behalf of the Coroner and there were no suspicious circumstances.
It is understood the toddler died sometime in the early evening of Saturday.
A member of the family said the Grants were too upset to speak of their loss last night.
The family owns a supermarket in the small Co Down town.
Among those offering condolences after visiting the family yesterday was SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie and SDLP Councillor Sean O'Hare.
In a joint statement they said their thoughts and prayers were with the Grants.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of a toddler in Mayobridge," they said.
"Our thoughts and prayers and those of the wider community in Mayobridge are with the family at this difficult time."
They added: "Bereavement is always difficult, irrespective of the age of the person who has died, but is more poignant and difficult when the death has occurred of somebody so young.
"We also know that the local community in Mayobridge are also grieving for the family at this challenging and difficult time. It is important that all of us stand shoulder to shoulder with the family of the little toddler to provide support and solidarity."
The neighbours of the Grants are relatives of Kathy Dinsmore who was stabbed to death while on holiday in Turkey in 2011.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.