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12 year old boy found hanged at York home

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5:53pm 17th January 2011
(Updated 3:48pm 18th January 2011)


A 12 year old boy from York has died after being found hanging at his home in Chapelfields.

The York High School pupil was discovered unconscious in a property in Bramham Avenue yesterday.

Investigating officers have told Minster FM they believe there's no suspicious circumstances and a report is now being prepared for the coroner.

Official police statement (5.50pm Monday 17th January 2011)

At around 1:10pm on Sunday 16th January, police in York were called by the ambulance service to reports that a 12 year old boy had been found unconscious at a property in Bramham Avenue, York.
The boy received emergency treatment and was taken to York District Hospital where, sadly, he was pronounced dead.
Police are carrying out an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding his death, however, officers believe there are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner.
We are not yet in a position to release his identity.

Official council statement

City of York Council is deeply saddened to confirm that a 12-year-old male pupil of York High School died yesterday.

The Headteacher of York High School, David Ellis said

"Everyone in our school community is devastated by the news. We are not able to name the pupil concerned but I can tell you that the pupil was a lovely young man who was incredibly popular with staff and his peers. It was not unusual for him to sit and have lunch with me and he really enjoyed school. He was involved in lots of activities at school, often arriving as early as possible and staying late to attend after school clubs. We are all heartbroken that a young man with so much to offer has been taken away from us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this terrible time. We are all pulling together to support each other, our young people and their families."

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