Tests on river death boy 'inconclusive'

A POST mortem examination carried out on six-year-old Alan Lock who was pulled from a river in Sudbury has proved inconclusive, police have said.

Russell Claydon

A POST mortem examination carried out on six-year-old Alan Lock who was pulled from a river in Sudbury has proved inconclusive, police have said.

The Acton Primary School pupil was on a Beaver Scout expedition along the River Stour when the tragedy which took his life unfolded on Tuesday night.

Further tests will now be carried out to establish the cause of death. However, Suffolk police have said today the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “Investigations will continue to establish the full circumstances which led to Alan's death. We are working closely with partner agencies in conducting interviews with some of those who were present by the river in Sudbury.”

An assembly has been held in memory to Alan at his school and his former headteacher, Diana Bonnar, said his happy smile shall be sorely missed.