South West Wales

Inquiry into boy's death near Olchfa school, Swansea

Sign outside Olchfa Comprehensive School in Swansea
Image caption Officers were called to an area near the school on Thursday morning

Police have launched an investigation into the sudden death of a teenage boy in Swansea.

Officers were called to an area off Gower Road in Sketty near Olchfa Comprehensive School at 09:30 BST.

The 15-year-old from Dunvant was a pupil at the school. His death is being treated as unexplained.

South Wales Police said there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed.

Family liaison officers are supporting the boy's relatives.

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Image caption Friends of the teenager have tied a note and flowers to a tree near the school's ground

Hugh Davies, head teacher at Olchfa, said everyone at the school was shocked and saddened by the death.

"At this time we are unaware of the circumstances that led to his death but we are acutely aware of how it will affect his friends, his teachers and the wider school community," he said.

"We have put in place appropriate support for pupils and teachers who are affected by this tragedy.

"It is impossible to describe the sense of grief we feel for his family and our hearts go out to them at this time. There is nothing we can say to take away their pain.

"He has been taken away from them, from us, in the most tragic of circumstances and we are all struggling to come to terms with it."

The school will close at 13:00 BST on Friday as a mark of respect.

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