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Boy found hanging in North Yorkshire

Boy found hanging in North Yorkshire

5:48am 26th October 2009
(Updated 6:12pm 26th October 2009)

It's emerged a 10 year old boy who was found hanged in woods in North Yorkshire on Saturday had been playing on some ropes in the trees.

The police say sadly it appears that he has got caught in these ropes in Hutton Woods in Guisborough.

The youngster has not yet been named.

Detective Constable Dave Thomas of Redcar CID has released this statement: “This is an absolute tragedy. Many youngsters go out into woodland and swing from ropes that have been hanging from trees. Unfortunately, on this occasion it would appear that the boy got himself tangled and sadly died as a result of this. It is a tragic accident and our thoughts are with his family.”

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