Boy, 12, dies in roof fall tragedy
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.”