Suffolk

Thurston airgun death: Tributes paid to Ben Wragge, 13

Ben Wragge
Image caption Ben Wragge, 13, was an "extremely likeable character", Thurston Community College said

A 13-year-old boy who died after being injured by an airgun pellet was a "mature and intelligent young man", his school said.

Benn Wragge was fatally wounded in Thurston, Suffolk, on Sunday.

The principal of Thurston Community College, where Ben was a pupil, said he was an "extremely likeable character" with a "calm and respectful demeanour".

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"This is a heart-breaking time for Thurston Community College, Thurston Village and our wider community," principal Helen Wilson said.

"The aftermath of this tragedy will be felt throughout our entire community.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Ben's family and friends at this time."

Image caption Emergency services were called to a property in Thurston on Sunday afternoon

Ben was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds after being found injured at a property in the village at 13:35 BST on Sunday.

He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, but died shortly afterwards.

A post-mortem examination found he died from a single wound caused by an air pellet.

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