Damilola Taylor’s guardians recently heard a tape recording of the frantic fight to spare their son’s life
They sat in the Old Bailey tuning in to the unglued 999 call made by woodworker Charge Casal at the point when he found the ten-year-old kid dying to demise in a stairwell
Shortly after, Richard what’s more, Gloria Taylor had to persevere a second trial – hearing a adolescent girl’s account of the assault on their son
She depicted in detail what happened on November 27, 2000 at the point when Damilola was set upon by a pack of adolescents as he made his way home from school in Peckham, South-East London
A screen isolated her from the four adolescents who are denounced of killing the Nigerian-born youngster Mr what’s more, Mrs Taylor broke down in tears as they tuned in to the 999 recording
Second by second, they learned how Damilola was found secured in blood, how he ‘drifted off ‘ into unconsciousness, what’s more, how he all of a sudden halted relaxing in the arms of those who were attempting to keep him alive
Mr Casal, his voice nearly imperceptible since of the foundation commotion what’s more, rising panic, tells the anonymous 999 operator: ‘It’s a kid dying to death He’s as a matter of fact dying to death ‘
As Damilola lost awareness the administrator told them to talk to him to attempt to bring him round, what’s more, to keep him warm
But the laborers what’s more, police officers who arrived afterward were incapable to spare him
What takes after is an altered transcript of the ten-minute call, beginning from at the point when Mr Casal gave the address for the ambulance, what’s more, passed the portable telephone to his associate Leslie Tunstall
MR TUNSTALL (T): This kid is roughly 12 a long time of age He has lost a for hell’s sake of a part of blood
OPERATOR (O): How has he done that? What happened?
T: We do not know, sir We have just come out what’s more, found him on the staircase He’s attempted to climb up
O: Where is he dying from?
T: He’s going
O: Where is he dying from?
T: We can’t tell
O: Have a look to see what part of his body is bleeding
T: Can you see where he where this blood is coming from? Just see where the blood is coming from Look, look it’s coming from here, look Hold his leg up
O: What part of his body?
T: Actually, it looks like it’s coming from his leg
O: Is it the upper leg?
T: It looks like from the upper leg, should we raise his leg?
O: No, don’t move him
T: Don’t move him, don’t move him
O: Is he awake? Is he conscious?
T: No, it looks like he’s floating off
O: Is he conscious?
O: Is he breathing?
T: Is he still breathing? Is he still breathing? He’s still breathing
O: Listen What I require you to do is to get a clean fabric or, on the other hand a towel Is he alert at all?
T: No, it looks like he’s going unconscious Is he still with us?
O: Talk to him, attempt to bring him round Sir, can you go to where the quiet is please?
T: I am with him right now
O: Get a coat over his body to keep him warm
T: We got that, we got that
O: Get one of those individuals to go outside prepared to meet the ambulance
T: Colin, can you go out into the street what’s more, hold up for the ambulance?
O: What’s more, you remain with him Is he making any clamors as he is breathing?
T: No, he’s exceptionally quiet
O: Yet he is breathing, yes?
T: He’s exceptionally quiet
O: Is the blood squirting out?
T: He’s as a matter of fact wearing pants what’s more, the blood appears to be coming from underneath his leg
O: The upper leg? Is there anything you can cut the pants with? You are going to have to do it
T: Get a few scissors Cut his trousers
O: Is there a part of blood?
T: There is a for hell’s sake of a lot
O: We truly require to stem that bleeding Have you got anything to put on it yet?
T: We’ve got him secured over We’re just getting somebody to cut the pants away so we can see where it’s coming from
O: He is still breathing, yes?
T: He is still relaxing be that as it may he is in a extremely terrible way
O: What’s more, he’s dying heavily, yeah?
T: Very I’ve seen a few cuts before, there’s blood
O: Listen, I need you to check that he is still breathing
T: Is he still breathing? Keep checking him, keep him talking, attempt to keep him talking Is he awake? Keep him talking, attempt what’s more, get him to talk to us We require to cut the trousers, can I have that knife? We require to cut his pants pleasant what’s more, carefully
O: Have you got something to put on it yet?
T: We’ve got a few gauze
O: You are going to have to stem the bleeding Presently whatever it is you’ve got you are going to have to overlay it over a couple of times what’s more, at that point hold it on the wound straightforwardly where it’s bleeding You’ve got to hold it on there immovably what’s more, stem the bleeding
T: Keep going up, keep going up We can’t see where We still can’t see the cut
O: You are going to have to keep cutting the trousers Don’t stress about the trousers
T: Right, yeah
O: Right where is it? On the upper leg? Is there anything in the wound?
T: Keep going up, it looks like it’s coming down his groin This could be a stomach wound It looks like it could be the stomach, it’s coming down his trousers
O: Have a look at his top then, attempt what’s more, find where the dying is
T: Lift the top up until we find this hole Pull the top up, lift it up, lift it up, we’ve got to lift it up It might hurt him a little bit yet we’re going to have to It’s from his leg Right, keep cutting up, keep cutting up Right, we’ve found it Right, hold the cloth in it
O: Is there anything in the wound?
T: Is there anything in the wound? Can we see anything? I don’t need to turn his leg what’s more, it’s somewhat under his leg
O: Right In the event that you’re going to have to move his leg, you’re going to have to move his leg
T: Right, turn his leg
O: Carefully Attempt what’s more, do it together
T: I’m stressed about making it open up more
O: Can you put the cloth on the wound? Can you oversee to do that?
T: Hold that up underneath it
O: Right, you are doing well What you require to do is hold it on there firmly That will stem the bleeding
T: We think that is the wound be that as it may to be honest, he’s halted bleeding
O: Can you see any blood pumping?
T: Keep him going! Keep him going!
O: Is he awake?
T: They’re here, they’re here The police have just arrived
O: Is the rescue vehicle there?
T: The emergency vehicle is not here however yet the police are
O: Have you got that on the wound?
T: We haven’t, no, no It looks like it’s come from his leg, but
O: Are the police attempting to find the wound?
T: No, they are just putting their gloves on to have a look to see in the event that we can find out where he is as a matter of fact dying from
O: Be that as it may is he still breathing?
T: I don’t as a matter of fact know Has he halted breathing?
O: Has he halted relaxing now?
T: He’s just checking No pulse, no pulse Is anybody still out on that street for that ambulance?
O: Have the police checked to see in the event that he is breathing?
T: The police are just checking Has he halted relaxing at all? I’ve got the, yeah, hang on
PC PAUL DREW (P): Hello, this is Pc Drew from Peckham
O: Has the understanding halted breathing?
P: Yeah, evidently so
O: Right, OK, do you know how to do resus (resuscitation)?
P: Basic, yeah We will attempt to get on it
O: Right He’s certainly not breathing?
P: Jim, is he unquestionably not breathing? (Jim is PC James Greenhill, another officer at the scene ) He’s unquestionably halted breathing We are going to have to try
O: What I need you to do, listen Attempt what’s more, get one of your hands under his neck, put one on his brow what’s more, pull his head back slightly
P: Jim, Jim, I’ve got the rescue vehicle up We require one hand behind his neck, tilt his back about an inch (He at that point transfers the operator’s instructions) Open his airway Look in his mouth to see in the event that there is anything blocking his airway Hindrances Jim Squeeze his nose tight what’s more, relax two profound breaths into his lungs Cover his mouth totally Jim
O: Have you found the wound yet?
P: Yes, we’ve found wounds on his legs We haven’t found any other wounds at the moment
O: Is the breath going in? Is his chest rising as you are doing it
P: Is the chest rising? Hold on a sec No, the chest is not rising
O: Is there anything in his airway? You require to check on the off chance that there’s anything in his airway
P: Jim, can you check in the event that there’s, is he unquestionably unblocked? They are unblocking his aviation route now, they’re attempting to unblock it Jim, put your fingers in, put your fingers in He’s going to stick his fingers in what’s more, find out His tongue’s up, there’s nothing blocking it
O: There’s nothing there? They’ve put their fingers in there, yeah? To look what’s more, see in the event that there is anything in there?
O: OK, attempt once more Cover his mouth completely Keep in mind to squeeze his nose closed
P: Yeah, it’s moving
O: Is his chest rising?
P: Yeah, it’s rising
O: OK, what I need you to do presently is feel for a pulse Put the record what’s more, center fingers into the groove next to the Adam’s apple just under the chin Feel for five seconds See on the off chance that they can get any pulse
P: Definitely I’m doing it I can’t feel a pulse
O: OK, what I require you to do presently is get the heel of your hand in the center of his chest, bolt your fingers what’s more, press down 15 times
P: I’m going to have to put the telephone down
O: Right Hello? Hello? Hello? The call finished as the rescue vehicle team took over