Nine-year-old killed after being “struck by lightning” as Jordan Banks

Nine-year-old killed after being “struck by lightning” as Jordan Banks

A nine-year-old boy who died after apparently being struck by lightning on a football pitch in Blackpool has been named Jordan Banks.

Officers Blackpool Police were called on Tuesday shortly after 5 p.m. in fields near School Road after reporting that a child had been injured.

Emergency services came and the boy was rushed to hospital but died soon after.

The boy is believed to have been struck by lightning, although investigations are still ongoing.

The boy’s family have been notified and are being supported by agents.

Tributes were paid to Jordan.

Jordan’s best friend CJ Campbell told Sky News: “I started crying as soon as I heard [the news] because he’s my best friend in my class at school.

“Every day we played football together… it’s so sad, so sad. “

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the Jordanian team of Clifton Rangers Junior Football Club said: “It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we announce that yesterday’s tragic incident involved the one of our own players.

“Jordan from our U9 Bees, tragically passed away last night doing what he loved.

“Jordan has been a shining light and an inspiration to everyone he has met. A strong, determined and courageous young man who will be missed by all.

“The world has truly lost an extraordinary young man, who had done so much good in his community. “

The club said they would work to support those who were with Jordan at the time of the incident and his family.

The statement ended with: “Fly high, young man, sleep well and God bless you. “

Lancashire Police Detective Superintendent Nick Connaughton said: ‘This is a truly devastating incident and our hearts go out to the family and friends of the young boy, who died, at this very sad and sad time. annoying. “

Road closures in place following the incident have now been lifted.

Anyone who has information about the incident or has witnessed it and has not yet spoken to the police are asked to contact 101, citing newspaper 1169 for May 11.


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