Village flag lowered in tribute to fall victim, Jack Furness

Village flag lowered in tribute to fall victim

Village flag lowered in tribute to fall victim

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TRIBUTES have been paid for the North Yorkshire teenager who died after a fall at a multi-storey car park.

Jack Furness, 17, from Hillam near Selby, was pronounced dead at the Swinegate car park for the Trinity Leeds centre late on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Hillam Parish Council said everyone in the village was upset by the news, and the village flag had been lowered as a mark of respect to the teenager.

The spokesman said: "This is a very small village and everyone in the village is very shocked because everyone knows each other and they are a nice well-respected and popular family.

"The flag is flying at half mast in the village for this. We don't do it for everyone, but it is such a tragic situation, so we thought it was appropriate."

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said they were called to the scene at about 10.40pm on Wednesday, where Jack was found with fatal injuries, but the incident was not believed to be suspicious.

The boy's family have been made aware, and a file has been created for the coroner.

The Trinity centre opened in 2013, with over 130,000 recorded visitors on its opening day.

The development is in two parts: Trinity East, a new build development on the site of the former Trinity and Burton Arcades, and Trinity West, the redeveloped Leeds Shopping Plaza. The development has a catchment of 5.5 million people.

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