Humberside

School choking death: Boy named as Theodore Silvester

Theodore Silvester Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Theodore Silvester was a pupil at Anlaby Primary School

A five-year-old boy who is believed to have choked to death during a dinner break at a school in Hull has been named by police.

Theodore Silvester, who was a foundation pupil, was taken ill at Anlaby Primary School on Friday lunchtime.

Paramedics were called to the school, but he was later pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination is yet to take place, but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

On Saturday, head teacher Gareth May said the whole school community was "deeply saddened by this tragic event".

Image caption Anlaby Primary School's head teacher said all connected to the site were "deeply saddened"

Flowers have been left outside the school's gates, with staff and pupils offered support over the coming days.

Anlaby Primary School has about 325 pupils aged between 4 and 11.

Image caption Flowers were left outside Anlaby Primary School

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