Tyne & Wear

Newcastle pond death boy named as Callum Greenwood

Floral tribute
Image caption Tributes for the family have been left at the scene

A three-year-old boy who died after being found in a pond at a house in Newcastle has been named.

Callum Greenwood was playing in a relative's garden in Elswick Road in the West End of the city on Thursday.

He was reported missing at about 18:45 BST and found in the water a few minutes later. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Northumbria Police said there was no third party involvement and a report was being prepared for the coroner.

Image caption Callum was playing in a relative's garden in Elswick Road

Neighbour Melissa Hill said it was "pretty awful" to see all the police activity outside the house.

She said: "It's beyond words, you can't imagine how the family are feeling, it's such a tragic awful thing."

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