Tragic Harry Harling finally laid to rest
The funeral of schoolboy Harry Harling, who was found dead at the foot of an unoccupied apartment block in Dubai, was held yesterday.
His devastated mum, Beverley, dad Nicholus and sister Rebecca were joined by his grandparents and extended family and friends at the private funeral in Surrey, England.
Police say Harry plunged from a building in Motor City on March 24 and although cops ruled his death was suicide, his family refuse to believe the bright youngster took his own life. They are continuing to appeal for information about the teen’s last moments.
Before leaving Dubai for the funeral, Beverley told 7DAYS: “We have to respect what the police are doing and just be patient. It’s difficult.
“There is an investigation at CID in the UK but, of course, they are asking for information from Dubai Police.”
Among the unanswered questions for the Harlings is how Harry managed to fall from a small window. Beverley said: “It would be very difficult to slip through that window considering that he was nearly 6ft tall.”
And Beverley said she still can’t understand why there is such a large gap in time between Harry leaving a party, about 12am, and him being found the following morning.
She added: “There’s a huge time gap and lots of different scenarios that could have happened.” A spokesman for Dubai Police said: “The case is finished and all the evidence shows he killed himself by jumping from a building. The forensic doctor’s report confirmed that.
“There were signs the boy had walked into the building normally, not like someone was forcing him to walk or dragging him.
“We understand the family’s sadness but this was suicide and there is no criminal suspicion in the case.”
The family asked anyone with information about Harry’s last movements to email them at: thetruth