Tragedy as body of 14-year-old schoolboy found in Yorkshire field

A teenage boy whose body was found in a field on Monday has been named by police.

Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 10:30 am
The body of a 14-year-old boy was found in a field in Huddersfield on Monday. Image: Google Street View

Officers attended a field in Huddersfield on Monday after being called over concerns for the safety of 14-year-old Jamie Marshall.

A body found in the field in the Crosland Moor area of the town was later identified as being that of the high school pupil.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police can confirm the identity of a male who died earlier today (23 September).

"Jamie Marshall, aged 14, was pronounced deceased today following a report of a concern for safety on Balmoral Avenue, in Crosland Moor.

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"His family are requesting for privacy at this very difficult time whilst they come to terms with what has happened.

"This incident is not being treated at suspicious and a file is being prepared for the Coroner."