Drumchapel: Boy, 10, named after fatal injury at Glasgow building site

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Tributes have been left at the scene
Tributes have been left at the scene

A ten-year-old boy has died after suffering a fatal fall at a building site.

Shea Ryan died in hospital after suffering serious injuries at the Glenkirk site in Drumchapel yesterday evening.

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Police Scotland’s inquiry into his death is ongoing, but they said it was not being treated as suspicious.

The scene of the accident

Emergency services attended a Glasgow building site 9:55pm on Thursday after they received reports of concerns for a child.

Paramedics took Shea to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, but he died soon after arriving.

His grandparents, Janis Meechan and William Brown, laid floral tributes to Shea at the site earlier today.

"We've just came up to put these flowers down and then we'll get him a big grandson flower,” Ms Meechan told BBC News.

"He was a good boy," she said. "Wild, but good"

Margaret Coyle, headteacher at Camstradden Primary, where Shea was a pupil, said: “We are devastated to hear the tragic news and our thoughts and prayers are with Shea’s family and friends.

“In the short period of time he’s been with us at the school Shea has made many friends with school staff and the children.

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“Everyone will be shocked to learn of his death and we will do all that we can to offer support to the family and wider community in Drumchapel.”

Several police and fire vehicles were seen near Glenkirk Drive in Drumchapel at a building works site.

Locals in the area said that the young boy had fallen into a drain, reported the Daily Record.

The work going on in the area is part of a £5 million drainage project to help combat flooding.

Scottish Water said it was liaising with police and safety investigators.

A spokesperson for Scottish Water said: “We are aware of an incident in Drumchapel last night which has tragically resulted in a young boy losing his life.

“We, together with the other agencies working on this site, are assisting Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive with their investigations.

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“All of our thoughts are with the boy who has lost his life, his family and friends.”

Police confirmed to The Scotsman this morning that a 10-year-old boy was ‘seriously injured’ and had sadly died in hospital some time later.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Around 9:55pm on Thursday 16 July, police were called to a report of a boy seriously injured at a works site near Glenkirk Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow.

"Emergency services attended and the 10-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

"Police enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident, however the death is not being treated as suspicious.

"Health and Safety Executive have been informed.”

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