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Tribute paid to Adam Winfindale after laser party death

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Image caption Adam Winfindale was a "popular, bright and achieving pupil"

The family of an eight-year-old who died after he fell ill at a laser party have paid tribute to their "popular and bright" boy.

Adam Winfindale, from Wrexham, was at Chester Quasar on Sunday when he suffered breathing difficulties.

The Victoria Community Primary School pupil was pronounced dead shortly after after he was taken to hospital.

Cheshire Police said they are investigating. The coroner has been informed.

In a statement released through police, Adam's family said: "He was a very popular, bright and achieving pupil at Victoria C P School and will be sadly missed by his school friends and teaching staff."

The youngster was also an "enthusiastic" member of the 6th Wrexham Cubs, a member of the Wrexham Tennis Academy and "enjoyed regular swimming lessons".

The family said Adam was an all-round sportsman with a bright academic future.

"(He was) a contented and happy boy, whose special smile brought fun to any occasion," they said.

"This devastating loss has greatly affected all who had the please of knowing this remarkable little boy," they added.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said the force was informed at 1316 BST on Sunday about the death of an eight-year-old boy following a party at Chester Quaser.

"Enquiries so far suggest that the boy had been taken to hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties," he added.

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