A 12-year-old boy was killed yesterday after a garage wall collapsed at a property in Essex.

Police were called to the scene in St John’s Road, Clacton just before 7pm after reports that two people had been harmed.

A man in his 30s was rescued from the rubble and sustained an arm injury, Essex Police said. 

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 12-year-old boy was declared dead at the scene.

A 12-year-old boy was killed yesterday after a garage wall collapsed at a property in Essex

A 12-year-old boy was killed yesterday after a garage wall collapsed at a property in Essex

A 12-year-old boy was killed yesterday after a garage wall collapsed at a property in Essex 

Police were called to the scene in St John's Road, Clacton just before 7pm after reports that two people had been harmed

Police were called to the scene in St John's Road, Clacton just before 7pm after reports that two people had been harmed

Police were called to the scene in St John’s Road, Clacton just before 7pm after reports that two people had been harmed

The police confirmed that the pair were known to each other. 

The boy’s death is being treated as non-suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner. 

Detective Inspector James Hardingham, leading the investigation, https://gatherround.org/ said: ‘My thoughts are with the family and friends of those concerned at this sad time. 

‘We’re continuing our enquiries to establish the facts leading to the wall collapse. 

‘If anyone has information that can help us, or anyone who was in St John’s Road just before 7pm last night and saw anything that could help our investigation, should call us.’ 

 Police also said that the house the garage was attached to has been declared safe.

They requested that any individual who may have any information – including CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, should get in contact. 

A report can be submitted on their website or by using their online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.  

This is a breaking news story.

More to follow. 


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