Suffolk

Boys to face no action over Thurston airgun death

Suffolk Police said no further action will be taken against two teenagers following the death of their friend Ben Wragge who was killed by an airgun pellet.
Image caption No further police action will be taken against two teenagers following the death of their friend Ben Wragge.

Two teenage boys arrested after their friend was killed by an airgun pellet have been released without charge.

They were detained by police on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of Ben Wragge on 1 May.

Ben, 11, was at a friend's house in Thurston when he was injured. He later died in hospital.

Suffolk Police initially arrested two boys but said a full investigation had taken place and no further action would be taken.

Image caption A post-mortem examination confirmed Ben died after an air pellet became lodged in his neck

An inquest opening last month heard how friends had been passing the airgun around when the incident happened.

A post-mortem examination confirmed Ben died after an air pellet became lodged in his neck.

The hearing is set to resume in November.

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