15-year-old boy died after falling from Tricorn House

The person who fell to their death at Tricorn House yesterday was a 15-year-old boy, Gloucestershire police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to the derelict building on Westward Road shortly after 5.50pm on Friday following a report a boy had been discovered at the rear of the building.

The 15-year-old was found to have suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The death is currently being treated as unexplained and at this time there is no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved.

The boy’s family is being supported by officers and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Smith said: “This was a truly traumatic incident and our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this extremely upsetting time.

“There were a number of people at the scene yesterday and what has happened will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the local community and beyond and our thoughts remain with everyone affected by this.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 101 quoting incident 444 of June 18.

Alternatively information can be submitted to police online by completing the following form and referencing the same incident number: gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report

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