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Memorial appeal after Lancaster schoolboy, 12, dies after fatal fall in disused building


Leon Hoyle, 12, suffered a fatal fall at a disused building in Lancaster
Leon Hoyle
Chris Satori


Marsh Community Centre is organising an appeal following the tragic death of 12-year-old schoolboy Leon Hoyle, who suffered a fatal fall at the Lune industrial estate on Monday. They are aiming to fundraise £2,000. £1,000 for a memorial bench and £1,000 to go towards funeral costs for the family. See below for details.

The child has been named as 12-year-old Leon Hoyle, from Lancaster.

Emergency services were called to his assistance at Lune Business Park in Lancaster, Lancashire, shortly before 9.30pm on Monday 7 August 2017, but Leon had suffered serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

His family have 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.”


Yesterday, Marsh Community Centre issued the following message:

"The lovely, popular and very loved Leon Hoyle died tragically last night.

We are aiming to fundraise £2,000. £1,000 for a memorial bench and £1,000 to go towards funeral costs for the family.

If people can donate, please go to the GoFundMe Page or put money in the charity account with a reference of 'Leon'.

Marsh Community Centre

Sort Code: 01-54-90

Account Number: 29416337

Leon, there are no words for how much you will be missed by all."