Boy, 12, dies in roof fall tragedy

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A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has died af­ter fall­ing through the roof of a dis­used build­ing.

Leon Hoyle, from Lan­caster, died on Mon­day evening af­ter fall­ing through the cor­ru­gated roof of a dis­used build­ing where he had been play­ing with friends.

Po­lice were called to the Lune In­dus­trial Es­tate shortly be­fore 9.30pm. They said Leon suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries and was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Det Insp Si­mon Dent said: “This is a tragic in­ci­dent which has cost a young man his life. We’re 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.

“We hope that par­ents will as­sist us by re­in­forc­ing that mes­sage to their chil­dren, es­pe­cially dur­ing the school hol­i­days.”

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