Six-year-old boy dies ‘after being shot with a pellet gun’

Six-year-old boy dies ‘after being shot with a pellet gun’ at a house in quiet Yorkshire village

  • Police were called to village north of Hull yesterday after boy, six, was injured
  • He was rushed to hospital but died of apparent pellet gun shot injuries
  • Police have launched an investigation and are visiting homes next to church

Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy thought to have been shot with a pellet gun.

Emergency services were called to a house in the village of Sproatley, East Yorkshire yesterday afternoon and the primary school pupil was rushed to hospital.

Humberside Police launched an investigation after he died from apparent pellet gun shot injuries.

A six-year-old boy has died after apparently sustaining pellet gun shot injuries in Sproatley

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding said: ‘We’re investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of a six-year-old boy.

‘We were called at 4pm yesterday following reports the boy had been seriously injured at an address. He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but sadly passed away.

‘Initial indication is this is a pellet gun injury but still we’re investigating the circumstances and the investigation is at an early stage.’

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He added: ‘Our thoughts are with his family, who are being supported by specialist officers and we request that they are given privacy at this very difficult time.’

Sproatley is a village of less than 2,000 people, which lies to the north-east of Hull.

Police activity is currently concentrated on a row of houses next to the village’s St Swithins Church.

A series of officers were seen coming to and from the property this afternoon

Police have visited this row of houses next to the village church following the incident


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