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Boy, 14, dies after falling through roof of derelict building

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Boy, 14, dies after falling through roof of derelict building

The young boy was taken to hospital after the incident in Coventry but sadly nothing could be done to save him and he died a short time later, West Midlands Police confirmed

By Danya Bazaraa Senior News Reporter

  • 11:37, 24 MAR 2021
  • Updated12:38, 24 MAR 2021

A 14-year old boy has died after falling through the roof of a derelict building in Coventry. Police were called to the scene at Torrington Avenue at around 5pm last night. He was taken to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save him and he died a short while after. The boy’s death is not being treated as suspicious. A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police told the Mirror: “A 14-year-old boy has died after falling through the roof of a derelict building on Torrington Avenue in Coventry yesterday (23 Mar). Emergency services were called just before 5pm and the child was taken to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save him and he died a short time later. His death is not being treated as suspicious and will be referred to the coroner.”

A worker in a nearby factory told the Sun: “The building hasn’t been used for years.”

They added: “They took the lad away about 6pm, he was still alive. But this morning I heard that he had died.”

Another described the incident as ‘devastating’.