Tuesday 6 December 2016

Boy (13) dies after pellet gun shooting as two friends arrested over his death

Published 02/05/2016 | 16:50

Ben Wragge. Photo: Facebook
Ben Wragge. Photo: Facebook

A 13-year-old who died of a pellet gun injury has been named by police as Ben Wragge.

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Officers were called to an address in Thurston near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk yesterday afternoon by paramedics who were treating Ben for life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in a critical condition, but died a short while later.

A post-mortem examination found the teenager died as a result of an injury caused by an air pellet.

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the incident, but have since been released on bail.

The youngster was set to celebrate his 14th birthday later this month.

Friends of Ben have paid tribute to him on a page set up on Facebook.

One commented: "Gone at such a young age. you might be gone, but you will never be forgotten, Fly high angel R.I.P."

Another wrote: "RIP BEN u will always be in my heart man I will miss you so much you will always be in everyones heart u was so funny.

"Ben always had a smile on his face and he would want us to be happy so we now know he is in a better place"

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: "Two teenagers arrested following the death of a 13 year old boy after an incident at an address in Thurston have been released on police bail. They are due to return to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on Thursday 16 June."

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