Cumbria

Edward Gabbert who was shot on Ulpha farm 'was popular'

  • 24 November 2013
  • From the section Cumbria

A school has paid tribute to a "popular, mature" 15-year-old pupil who was shot on farm land in Cumbria.

Edward Gabbert died in hospital after the incident that took place near his home in Ulpha, Broughton in Furness, late on Thursday.

Ian Smith, executive head teacher of Millom School, said it was a "tragic incident that has shocked the school".

A 35-year-old man from Barrow was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter but later bailed.

Police said Edward had been with two men at the time of the incident.

'Real Cumbrian'

Another man aged 40 was not injured and was not arrested.

None of the three were related and they had permission to be on the site from the landowner, police said.

Mr Smith said a special assembly would be held on Monday to remember Edward.

In the tribute, he said: "Edward was a popular student, mature, immensely loyal to his friends and a real Cumbrian.

"A true individual and lover of the great outdoors, Edward always knew his own mind and it's fair to say his passions lay outside school, but he always had great relationships with the staff at school who knew him."

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