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Family tribute to Liam Shackleton after Leeds flat fall

Liam Shackleton
Image caption Liam Shackleton was pronounced dead at Leeds General Infirmary

The father of a six-year-old who fell to his death from the eighth floor of a block of flats in Leeds has paid tribute to his "lovely little boy".

Liam Shackleton died after falling from the building in the Lindsey Mount area on Tuesday evening.

Martin Shackleton said Liam was "always full of life and loved being in the middle of everything".

Leeds Safeguarding Children Board said it would investigate the circumstances surrounding the six-year-old's death.

Mr Shackleton said: "Words cannot begin to describe how much he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

"I would also like to take the opportunity to thank all the people who have left flowers, toys and messages.

"The many kind words and thoughts have meant a great deal at this very difficult time."

Neighbours said Liam had moved into the flat in Lindsey Mount recently with his parents, Martin and Tanya Shackleton, two brothers and a sister.

One tribute left at the scene said: "Sweet dreams little one" and another card was written to a "very brave and well-behaved little boy".

Two men aged 36 and 57, a woman aged 28 and girl, 16, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and bailed following Liam's death.

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