North East UK news Tributes paid to 'generous and loving' boy, 9, who was killed by lightning PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Jordan Banks died after being seriously injured on a football field just after 5pm on Tuesday evening

North East UK news Tributes paid to 'generous and loving' boy, 9, who was killed by lightning PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Jordan Banks died after being seriously injured on a football field just after 5pm on Tuesday evening

North East UK news  Tributes paid to 'generous and loving' boy, 9, who was killed by lightning PremierLeague-News.Com
12 May 2021 - 19:47

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Tributes have been paid to a "generous and loving" nine-year-old schoolboy who tragically died after being struck by lightning as he played football. Jordan Banks, from Blackpool, was taken to hospital after being seriously injured on a football field just after 5pm on Tuesday evening but died a short time later. His family has since paid tribute to the little boy saying he was their "everything" in a statement released by Lancashire Police. Jordan’s family said: "Yesterday our worlds stopped. "We lost the brightest star our beautiful boy Jordan. "His laugh, that infectious smile, golden curls, he was our everything. "Wise beyond his years, caring, considerate, generous and so loving. Our love is endless. Goodnight beautiful boy. "We thank you all for your kind words and support but as a family ask that you respect our wishes and privacy." Two GoFundMe pages have been set up in memory of the youngster, with one raising almost £26,000 by Wednesday afternoon. One page praised Jordan’s charity work and said he had raised £3,000 earlier this year for a mental health charity in memory of his uncle. It added: "There are no words that could possibly be written to begin to explain the pain the family of Jordan must be feeling. "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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. In a statement on Facebook the Clifton Rangers Junior Football Club said: "It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart we announce that the tragic incident yesterday involved one of our own players. "Jordan of our U9 Bees, tragically passed away yesterday evening doing what he loved. "Jordan was a shining light and an inspiration to everyone that he met. "A strong, determined and courageous young man, who will be missed by everyone. "The world has truly lost an extraordinary young man, who had done so much good in his community." MPs also paid tribute to Jordan during a House of Commons debate on community football. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans told the chamber: "Can I on behalf of the Speaker and the British Parliament send our condolences to his family and to all his teammates at the Clifton Rangers Junior Football Club and all his friends. "The hearts of the British Parliament and our love go to you all." Flowers and cards left at a football pitch in Blackpool where a nine-year-old boy was struck by lightning (Image: LancsLive) Sports minister Nigel Huddleston sent the Government’s condolences to Jordan’s family and friends, adding: "The club and the local community are clearly devastated by his loss, as evidenced by the absolute outpouring on social media, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this incredibly difficult time." Detective Superintendent Nick Connaughton of Lancashire Police said: "This is a truly devastating incident and our thoughts are wholeheartedly with the family and friends of the young boy, who has passed away, at this very sad and distressing time." Road closures in place following the incident have now been lifted. 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 May 11. Read More Related Articles 'Eight Covid cases' linked to Tynemouth bar as council reveal Indian variant was the first in area Read More Related Articles 'Armed police' pull over bus in Newcastle after male 'found with kitchen knife'

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