Shock at death of teenage boy near Chirk

Published date: 24 January 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A MUSIC-loving schoolboy has died.

Yale Howarth, believed to be 15 or 16, was from the Chirk area on the North Wales-Shropshire border.

He was known as a passionate musician and was a drummer in local band The Grammes.

Emergency crews were called to Halton in Chirk at about 5.30pm on Tuesday and the boy was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

No further details have been released about the circumstances of his death, but North Wales East and Central coroner John Gittins confirmed he has been made aware of the death of a young man from the Chirk area.

Heartfelt tributes to Yale have been left on his Facebook profile.

Sophie Anne said: “I love you mate, top lad, keep drumming up there.”

Amani Roberts wrote simply: “RIP I love you.”

And Eva Jones added: “You were such a talent Yale, you will be missed. I love you xxxxx.”

Yale was a pupil at Ysgol Bran Dinas. Alison Duffy, headteacher of the Llangollen school, said: “Staff and pupils at the school are extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the death of one of our pupils and our sympathies and condolences go to his family at this very distressing time.

“The school has arranged with the council’s education department for a counselling, advice and support service to be available at the school from Thursday morning for any pupil or staff member that wishes to access the service.”

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 5.25pm to an incident in Halton, Chirk. A young male was conveyed to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We were called to an incident at 5.58pm on Tuesday. There were no suspicious circumstances.”

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