Silence held after death of popular pupil Guy, aged 8

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A minute’s silence was held at the weekend after the tragic death of a young boy.

Guy Comber, of Elwick Farm, near Belford, was airlifted to Wansbeck Hospital after an accident at home last Wednesday night.

The eight-year-old died at the weekend.

As he was a member of the U9 team at Alnwick Rugby Club Minis, a minute’s silence was held at both home and away matches on Sunday.

Guy was a much-loved little boy and a pupil at Belford First School.

Headteacher Janet Robinson said: “We are all very shocked and saddened by the tragic news of Guy’s death.

“He was a popular little boy who loved school and he liked to get involved in all aspects of school life.

“He will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Pupils at the school learned of Guy’s death in an assembly on Monday morning.

Mrs Robinson said that some sort of memorial for Guy would be held at the school in the future.

Gina Davidson, child welfare officer at Alnwick Rugby Club, said: “We are all very sorry for the family and our thoughts go out to them.

“The whole family is very popular at the club and our thoughts are with them all.”

Guy was taken to hospital by a Sea King helicopter team from RAF Boulmer.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “At 8.50pm on Wednesday, September 18, we received a report of concern for a child at an address in Middleton.

“The child was airlifted to Wansbeck Hospital and was later pronounced dead at hospital. There was no third-party involvement and a file has been prepared for the coroner.”