Humberside

Stanley Metcalf: Applause held for pellet gun death boy

Stanley Metcalf Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Stanley was visiting the house at the time of the incident on Thursday

Football fans have honoured a six-year-old boy who died after being shot with a pellet gun with a round of applause.

Stanley Metcalf was injured at a house in Sproatley East Yorkshire, on Thursday. He was taken to hospital where he died.

In a photograph released by his family, Stanley is pictured in a Hull City strip.

Fans held a minute's applause in the sixth minute of Hull City's game against Barnsley.

On Friday, the club tweeted "Stanley will forever be a part of the Hull City family".

Investigations are continuing into the youngster's death although Humberside Police have said it appeared to have been a "tragic accident".

Stanley had been visiting a family member when he was shot.

Image caption Police remain at the scene in the village of Sproatley

His great-grandmother described him as a "massive football fan" who had a very close relationship with his twin sister.

The 84-year-old, who did want to be named, said: "His sister absolutely loved him to bits and they would do everything together.

"I don't know how you're supposed to explain things to a six-year-old girl."

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