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Boy dies after being hit by tractor in Rothwell

An 11-year-old boy has died after being hit by a tractor at a farm and visitor attraction on the outskirts of Leeds.

Harry Whitlam, from Wakefield, was injured at Swithens Farm, Rothwell, at about 09:20 on Friday morning, West Yorkshire Police said.

He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where he underwent head surgery, but he died on Friday night.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

Philip Norton reports.

  • 10 Aug 2013