Boy dies in tractor crash

An 11-year-old boy has died after being hit by a tractor at a popular farm in West Yorkshire. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

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Tractor tragedy farm to stay open today

Swithens Farm in Rothwell, where an 11-year-old boy was fatally injured after being hit by a tractor, have said they will stay open and try to carry on "as normal". In a statement on their website, the farm owners said:

There was a tragic accident on Friday August 9 and our thoughts are with Harry's family. We're still not sure of the full circumstances but the accident happened on the working part of the farm. The farm shop, cafe and petting farm are open to the general public and we are trying to run the business as normal.

– Swithens Farm statement

The boy has been named as Harry Whitlam from the Wakefield area.

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