Boy fatally struck by lightning on United Kingdom soccer field

Police at the scene this evening

Police at the scene this evening

A nine year old boy has died after being struck by lightning strike in a thunderstorm in Blackpool.

Flowers, footballs, football shirts and messages of condolence have been left at the playing field on Common Edge Road.

There were heart-wrenching scenes today at a South Shore playing fields as tributes were laid in memory of Jordan.

"The tragic incident happened on our home ground at Common Edge playing fields but it was not during a club training session".

Spirit of Youth Junior FC, which uses the field, said the boy was not believed to be one of their players and was thought to have been taking part in a private coaching session.

'Although enquiries are still ongoing, we believe the boy was struck by lightning.

"After raising £3K for Counselling in the Community just this year, in memory of his uncle, it's now time for us to come together as a community and help give back to such an incredibly, thoughtful and caring young lad who has been taken way too soon in a tragic incident".

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Craig England and Jane Murphy, co-head teachers at Stanley Primary School, where Jordan went to school, said everyone was "completely numb" and they were "beyond devastated that we won't see [Jordan's] cheerful face again".

His family and friends have described him as a "superstar footballer", telling me he lived for football and played at every single opportunity he could.

"Jordan was a shining light and an inspiration to everyone that he met".

The boy's family have been informed and are being supported by officers, the spokesman said. Rest In Peace young man'.

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

"Our thoughts are with the boy's family at this sad time".

Anybody with information about the incident, or who witnessed it and has not yet spoken to police is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1169 of 11 May.

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