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Schoolteacher dies after breaking leg falling in classroom

Forge Valley school in Sheffield, where Lynsey Haycock worked Credit: Google Streetview

A "much loved and respected" Sheffield schoolteacher has died after breaking her leg in the classroom and suffering complications.

Science and health teacher Lynsey Haycock, 41, fell while she was putting up a classroom display, and broke her leg.

She was rushed to hospital to get treatment for her leg, but died the next day from medical complications.

Dale Barrowclough, headteacher at Forge Valley School in Sheffield, said: "Mrs Haycock was a much loved and respected teacher whose dedication and hard work helped improve the life chances of all the pupils who were fortunate to have her as a teacher.

"We all came to know Mrs Haycock as a very warm-hearted person with a great sense of humour.

"Not only was she treasured by staff she was much loved by the pupils at Forge Valley.

"As a community we are devastated by this tragic death and our thoughts are with Mrs Haycock's family and friends during this very difficult time."

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: "Mrs Haycock broke her leg when she was putting up a display in her classroom. She was taken to hospital where she died of her associated injuries."