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Boy, 12, killed in Lancaster roof fall

Leon Hoyle

[A] child has sadly died following a fall in Lancaster.

Police were contacted at shortly before 9.30pm yesterday (Monday, August 7th) to a report that a 12-year-old boy had fallen through a corrugated roof panel of a disused building at the Lune industrial estate while apparently playing with friends.

He suffered serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

The boy has been named as Leon Hoyle, 12, from Lancaster.

His family has been made aware and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Inspector Simon Dent, of Lancaster CID, said: “This is a tragic incident which has cost a young man his life and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. We are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall.

“We understand that youngsters find sites such as this interesting and want to explore them but, as this incident shows, there are potential dangers of entering abandoned buildings and we hope parents will assist us by reinforcing that message to their children, especially during the school holidays.”

Any witnesses should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1390 of August 7th.

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