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Boy, 12, dies after garage wall collapse

Emergency services, including the fire brigade, were called out.

22 October 2022

A 12-year-old boy has died after a garage wall collapse which also left a man in his 30s with an arm injury.

The death after the wall collapse at a property in St John’s Road, Clacton, on Friday evening is being as non-suspicious, Essex Police said.

Emergency services, including the fire brigade, were called out just before 7pm on Friday after the garage which was attached to a house collapsed.

The man, who was known to the boy, was rescued from the rubble but had suffered an arm injury.

Detective Inspector James Hardingham, leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of those concerned at this sad time.

“We’re continuing our inquiries to establish the facts leading to the wall collapse.

“If anyone has information that can help us, or anyone who was in St John’s Road just before 7pm last night and saw anything that could help our investigation, (they) should call us.”

Police said the house the garage was attached to has been made safe.

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