Crime & Policing

Village pellet gun shooting: Six-year-old Stanley Metcalf dies following ‘tragic accident’

In an update given to the media this afternoon, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our teams are supporting the family of six-year-old Stanley Metcalf, who died yesterday following an incident at a house in Church Lane, Sproatley.

“We were called at 4pm following reports that Stanley – who was visiting the address – had suffered serious injuries and he was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary, where he sadly died.

“We’re still investigating the circumstances of exactly what happened, but initial indications are that this was a tragic accident involving a pellet gun.

Stanley Metcalf, six, who sadly died yesterday

“We haven’t made any arrests in connection with the incident, but we are speaking to a number of family members to assist us with our enquiries.

“Our thoughts are with Stanley’s family, who have asked that they be given privacy at this very difficult time.

“Stanley’s family has released this photograph and ask that this is the image all media use.”

six-year-old Stanley Metcalf, who died yesterday following an incident at a house in Church Lane, Sproatley

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