Inquest told of eighth floor plunge by Leeds boy

Liam Shackleton.
Liam Shackleton.
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AN inquest has been opened into the death of a six-year-old boy who fell from the eighth floor of a block of flats in Leeds.

Liam Adam Shackleton fell from the Lindsay Mount flats in Lincoln Green, Leeds, on Tuesday, May 31.

The inquest into his death was opened by Leeds coroner David Hinchliff.

The court was told by Det Sgt Philip Rolfe that police were called at 5.13pm by the ambulance service and told that a young boy had fallen from the eighth floor of a block of flats in the Lincoln Green area of Leeds.

“Police attended and established that he had fallen from a window at 54 Lindsay Mount,” said Sgt Rolfe told the hearing.

The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he was declared dead at 5.42 pm.

Liam’s body had been identified by his father Martin Shackleton and mother Tanya.

Coroner Mr Hinchliff said a preliminary post mortem examination report showed Liam had died from multiple injuries.

The inquest was adjourned for further inquiries to take place.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of child neglect following Liam’s death. Two men aged 57 and 36 and a 28-year-old woman were remanded along with a 16-year-old girl. They have since been released on bail.

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