A police investigation into the death of Bournemouth schoolboy Kyle Rees has concluded that he died as a result of a “tragic accident involving no criminality”.This is the teenager hit on the head by a cricket ball. And he’s not he only ‘victim’ of what now turns out to have been an accident:
Initially, another 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter but he has now been released without charge and is “receiving support”.The initial reports about a ‘brawl’ are now presumed false, which prompts a fair bit of comment:
uvox44 says...And that’s not the only troubling aspect:
hope the "witness" that reported seeing a mass brawl, that was subsequently reported on national news, is proud of dragging the reputation of the school through the mud, apart from wasting police time..
muscliffman says...It does indeed…
It is concerning that the national media hyped up a false story about a mass brawl.
Equally bewildering was the 'arrest' of another lad at the time. Why did the Police need to do this at such an early stage, he could have just helped them with their enquiries - as we used to say.
Is it politically motivated box ticking? I ask this as it seems to be becoming rather a media attractive habit in these well publicised and usually very tragic cases.