Sympathy expressed after Belfast youngster’s tragic death

School tribute to Leon Carlisle
School tribute to Leon Carlisle

Sympathy has been expressed on social media to a west Belfast family after their young son died in a tragic accident in their home.

The youngster Leon Carlisle - who was 11-years-old - died last night.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Police received a report of the sudden death of a young boy in west Belfast last night, Wednesday 21 September.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

In a statement St Mary’s CBGS Belfast also paid tribute to their pupil.

“It is with great sadness that the St Mary’s CBGS community has learnt of the sudden death of Year 8 student Leon Carlisle following a tragic accident at his home yesterday evening.

“Leon was a popular Year 8 student and his loss will be sorely felt throughout the whole school and wider community.

“The thoughts and prayers of the St Mary’s community are with his family at this sad time.

“Ar dheis-lámh Dé go raibh a anam Gaelach.”