Book of condolence opened for seven-year-old South Yorkshire boy Conley Thompson

Picture shows woman and child writing a tribute to Conley Thompson into a book of condolences at St Thomas' Church. Rossparry.co.uk/Ian Hinchliffe
Picture shows woman and child writing a tribute to Conley Thompson into a book of condolences at St Thomas' Church. Rossparry.co.uk/Ian Hinchliffe

A book of condolence has been opened for a seven-year-old South Yorkshire boy who was found dead on a construction site.

Conley Thompson, of Underwood Avenue, Worsbrough was found dead on a building site on Bank End Road yesterday morning after going missing on Sunday night.

Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough

Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough

A book of condolence has been opened at St Thomas and St James on Bank End Road.

His grandmother Deborah Fraser, who visited the building site yesterday afternoon, said Conley died after slipping into a pipe and his family had been left ‘shellshocked’ at his death.

A book of condolence has been opened at the nearby St Thomas and St James church on Bank End Road.

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Picture shows a woman and two children bringing flowers to the building site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough, Barnsley, West Yorkshire, where the body found of missing 7-year-old Conley Thompson was found. See Ross Parry copy RPYCONLEY : ''Rossparry.co.uk/Ian Hinchliffe

Picture shows a woman and two children bringing flowers to the building site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough, Barnsley, West Yorkshire, where the body found of missing 7-year-old Conley Thompson was found. See Ross Parry copy RPYCONLEY : ''Rossparry.co.uk/Ian Hinchliffe

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The Rev Revor Keightley, vicar at the church, said: “We are all shocked and all our hearts go out to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.

“Everyone’s feeling it at the moment and everyone is very upset about it all.

“There was lots of people on Facebook and others going out to look for him, so people were very concerned for him.”

Police said Conley’s death is being treated as ‘a tragic accident’.

The Worsbrough Bank End Primary School pupil had been playing with friends in Locke Park on Sunday evening and a huge search involving more than 50 officers was launched after he failed to return home.

Residents and friends of Conley have been laying flowers, teddy bears at toys at the building site where he was found.