Boy, 9, dies after tree falls near Tean


Police received a report at 1pm this afternoon (Saturday 29 January) that a tree had fallen on a boy and a man, in an area close to Hollington Road, Winnothdale, near to Tean.

The man and the boy were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff, a nine-year-old boy passed away.

The boy’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

The man remains in hospital.

A scene remains at the location, where people are asked to avoid the area.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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