Foul play ruled out over death of tragic Barnsley boy Conley Thompson

Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough
Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough

Police have ruled out foul play over the death of seven-year-old Conley Thompson whose body was found on a Barnsley building site.

The tragic youngster, from Underwood Avenue, Worsbrough, was reported missing after he failed to return home from Locke Park, Barnsley, where he had been playing with friends on Sunday night.

Picture shows flowers left at the building site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough, Barnsley, West Yorkshire, where the body found of missing 7-year-old Conley Thompson was found.  See Ross Parry copy RPYCONLEY : ''Rossparry.co.uk/Ian Hinchliffe

Picture shows flowers left at the building site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough, Barnsley, West Yorkshire, where the body found of missing 7-year-old Conley Thompson was found. See Ross Parry copy RPYCONLEY : ''Rossparry.co.uk/Ian Hinchliffe

His body was found on by construction workers on a building site on Bank End Road, close to his home.

He had fallen into a vertical pipe.

Today South Yorkshire Police revealed the results of a post mortem examination on the youngster’s body.

As he fell into the pipe his clothes ride up his body, restricting his breathing.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Stopford said: “The results of the post mortem suggest that Conley had, by some means, entered a vertical pipe on a nearby construction site and was unable to get out.

“Conley’s weight caused him to fall further into the pipe and pushed his clothing up around his body restricting his breathing.

“There is no suggestion of any third party involvement.

“Our job is to now piece together Conley’s movements on Sunday evening and establish how he accessed the construction site.

“Forming part of that investigation we will continue to work with the Health and Safety Executive and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Conley at this extremely difficult time.”

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