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Boy found dead at makeshift Cumbrian campsite is named

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Police have named a 15-year-old Cumbrian boy found dead at a makeshift campsite he was sharing with friends.

The body of David Foster, from Stoneycroft, was found close to Derwent Vale Primary School in Great Clifton near Workington on Thursday.

Cumbria Police said attending officers reported a strong smell of petrol.

A 13-year-old boy is in hospital after inhaling fumes. Two others aged 13 and 14 were also treated in hospital and later discharged.

It is understood the boys used petrol to help start their camp fire.

Det Ch Insp Barry Carruthers said: "When we attended, there was a very strong smell of petrol at the scene and the three other teenagers were admitted to hospital for treatment for the inhalation of fumes.

"We are investigating the circumstances surrounding David's death and whether fume inhalation was a contributing factor. His immediate family and the local coroner have been informed."

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