Evesham river girl Gabby Grady dies

Worcester News: TRAGIC: Little Gabby Grady TRAGIC: Little Gabby Grady

THE five-year-old girl rescued from an icy river after her father's car plunged into the water has died.

Little Gabrielle Grady - known as Gabby - passed away peacefully at Birmingham Children’s Hospital this afternoon, with her mother Kim and family at her bedside.

Her father Chris Grady, who appeared in court on Saturday, now faces a charge of murder following his daughter’s death.

Gabby had been in hospital since police divers rescued her from the river Avon on Thursday morning.

The youngster was under the water in her father’s car for two hours, after it is alleged he deliberately drove the car along Boat Lane and into the river with his daughter and six-year-old son Ryan inside.

A police spokesman confirmed the young girl had died in a statement, issued earlier today.

“Gabrielle Joy Grady or Gabby, who had been in a critical condition since being rescued on Thursday, passed away peacefully just after 1.30pm, surrounded by her family.

“This development means this is now being treated as a murder investigation.”

Det Supt Simon Cullen, leading the investigation, added: “We are very sad to hear this terrible news and all our thoughts are with Gabby’s family at this difficult time.

“Please be aware that Gabby’s family do not wish to make any further comments as they come to terms with their loss.”

Please leave your tributes to Gabby below. Any other comments will be removed.

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6:23pm Sun 14 Feb 10

princess85 says...

R.I.P little angel you are now free to play in gods playgrond for little angels xxxxx my thoughts are with mummy and your big brother Ryan at this sad time xxx
R.I.P little angel you are now free to play in gods playgrond for little angels xxxxx my thoughts are with mummy and your big brother Ryan at this sad time xxx princess85
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7:43pm Sun 14 Feb 10

Kelvinwillsher says...

Although Ive never met you, Kim and Ryan, I felt compelled to send a few words as I lost my brother in the Avon some years ago...I was heartbroken to hear of your terrible loss and wanted you to know that all of my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Kelvin
Although Ive never met you, Kim and Ryan, I felt compelled to send a few words as I lost my brother in the Avon some years ago...I was heartbroken to hear of your terrible loss and wanted you to know that all of my thoughts and prayers are with you both. Kelvin Kelvinwillsher
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7:51pm Sun 14 Feb 10

lowlybarnacle says...

It feels so wrong to be posting a tribute for an innocent little 5 year old :(

RIP Gabrielle, you'll be missed dearly by everyone. x
It feels so wrong to be posting a tribute for an innocent little 5 year old :( RIP Gabrielle, you'll be missed dearly by everyone. x lowlybarnacle
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9:21pm Sun 14 Feb 10

bexstar74 says...

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gaby. I myself am from Evesham and it has touched a nerve with the whole town.
I have set up a book of condolence on facebook for those that wish to leave messages for the family. These will be passed to the family at a later date.
http://www.facebook.
com/?ref=home#!/grou
p.php?gid=3046456184
50&ref=nf
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gaby. I myself am from Evesham and it has touched a nerve with the whole town. I have set up a book of condolence on facebook for those that wish to leave messages for the family. These will be passed to the family at a later date. http://www.facebook. com/?ref=home#!/grou p.php?gid=3046456184 50&ref=nf bexstar74
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10:18pm Sun 14 Feb 10

milliesmom72 says...

may you rest in peace baby girl ,the angels are waiting for you hunny to take you to a wonderfull playground, so tragic for this to have happened
sleep tight sweetheart

all our love to the family from The Davies family
may you rest in peace baby girl ,the angels are waiting for you hunny to take you to a wonderfull playground, so tragic for this to have happened sleep tight sweetheart all our love to the family from The Davies family milliesmom72
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2:02am Mon 15 Feb 10

bugalugs1970 says...

I was willing with all my heart that you would pull through Gabrielle, i so sorry you never made it. May you have eternal peace, sleep tight little princess, fly free. xxxxxxx
I was willing with all my heart that you would pull through Gabrielle, i so sorry you never made it. May you have eternal peace, sleep tight little princess, fly free. xxxxxxx bugalugs1970
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8:29am Mon 15 Feb 10

Harveys_Mummy says...

R..I.P Gabby. I was willing you to pull through, im so sorry you didnt make it. The story has touched the people of Evesham so much. We have lost a beautiful little girl from this town but heaven has gained a gorgeous little angel. You where just too precious for this earth. My thoughts are with your Mummy and Brother. All out Love Princess ****
We shall be laying flowers for you in the market square today, as a tribute to you angel xxx
R..I.P Gabby. I was willing you to pull through, im so sorry you didnt make it. The story has touched the people of Evesham so much. We have lost a beautiful little girl from this town but heaven has gained a gorgeous little angel. You where just too precious for this earth. My thoughts are with your Mummy and Brother. All out Love Princess **** We shall be laying flowers for you in the market square today, as a tribute to you angel xxx Harveys_Mummy
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8:54am Mon 15 Feb 10

flash19 says...

gabby we were all hopeing u were going 2 pull thru but ur little body cudnt fight it no more R.I.P Angel u will be sadly missed by everyone xxxxxxxxxxxxx
gabby we were all hopeing u were going 2 pull thru but ur little body cudnt fight it no more R.I.P Angel u will be sadly missed by everyone xxxxxxxxxxxxx flash19
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10:44am Mon 15 Feb 10

frantastico says...

rip gabby,evesham now has a bright star over us,we are all so saddened by your loss,and our thoughts are with your mummy and big brother,sleep tight angel,xxx
rip gabby,evesham now has a bright star over us,we are all so saddened by your loss,and our thoughts are with your mummy and big brother,sleep tight angel,xxx frantastico
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11:04am Tue 16 Feb 10

annie81 says...

rip gabby, evesham will be a sad place to return to now. i was very saddened by your lose kim and ryan my thoughts are with you both and the rest of your family. heaven now has another bright angel xxx
rip gabby, evesham will be a sad place to return to now. i was very saddened by your lose kim and ryan my thoughts are with you both and the rest of your family. heaven now has another bright angel xxx annie81
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11:21pm Tue 16 Feb 10

hunkster says...

r.i.p gabrielle i know i never knew you.my heart goes out to her family now so sorry for your lost
r.i.p gabrielle i know i never knew you.my heart goes out to her family now so sorry for your lost hunkster
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