he household of a nine-year-old boy who died after being struck by lightning have paid tribute to him, saying “he was our every part”.
Jordan Banks, from Blackpool died after being severely injured on a soccer subject close to Faculty Street simply after 5pm on Tuesday night.
He was taken to hospital however died a short while later.
In a press release launched by Lancashire Police Jordan’s household mentioned: “Yesterday our worlds stopped.
“We misplaced the brightest star our lovely boy Jordan.
“His chuckle, that infectious smile, golden curls, he was our every part.
“Clever past his years, caring, thoughtful, beneficiant and so loving. Our love is countless. Goodnight lovely boy.
“We thanks all in your variety phrases and assist however as a household ask that you simply respect our needs and privateness.”
Two GoFundMe pages have been arrange in reminiscence of the teen, with one elevating nearly £26,000 by Wednesday afternoon.
One web page praised Jordan’s charity work and mentioned he had raised £3,000 earlier this 12 months for a psychological well being charity in reminiscence of his uncle.
It added: “There are not any phrases that would presumably be written to start to elucidate the ache the household of Jordan have to be feeling.
“After elevating £3K for Counselling within the Neighborhood simply this 12 months, in reminiscence of his uncle, it’s now time for us to come back collectively as a neighborhood and assist give again to such an extremely, considerate and caring younger lad who has been taken manner too quickly in a tragic incident.”
Jordan was described as “a shining gentle and inspiration to everybody” by his soccer membership.
In a press release on Fb the Clifton Rangers Junior Soccer Membership mentioned: “It’s with nice unhappiness and a really heavy coronary heart we announce that the tragic incident yesterday concerned one among our personal gamers.
“Jordan of our U9 Bees, tragically handed away yesterday night doing what he beloved.
“Jordan was a shining gentle and an inspiration to everybody that he met.
“A powerful, decided and brave younger man, who can be missed by everybody.
“The world has really misplaced a rare younger man, who had executed a lot good in his neighborhood.”
Detective Superintendent Nick Connaughton of Lancashire Police mentioned: “This can be a really devastating incident and our ideas are wholeheartedly with the household and pals of the younger boy, who has handed away, at this very unhappy and distressing time.”
Street closures in place following the incident have now been lifted.
Anyone with details about the incident, or who witnessed it and has not but spoken to police is requested to get in contact on 101, quoting log 1169 of Could 11.