Boy (12) found hanged in bedroom of Burnley home

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has been found hanging in the bedroom of his home in Burnley yesterday.

The ambulance service and police were called to an address in Burnley just after 5-20 p.m. but the boy, who has been named as Michael Raven, was pronounced dead at the Royal Blackburn Hospital a short time later.

The cause of this sudden death has not yet been confirmed but it is not being treated as suspicious. The Coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination will take place later this week.

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Michael attended St Wilfrid’s CE Academy, Blackburn. Police Family Liaison Officers remain with the family who are said to be “understandably distraught”.