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Seven-year-old boy found dead named as Archie Spriggs

Forensic officers at the scene of the incident. Photo: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

The seven-year-old boy found dead in Shropshire has been named as Archie Spriggs.

Officers were called to a house in Rushbury Road at 6.15pm on Thursday 21st September.

A woman was also found at the house in Church Stretton with injuries to her neck and arm. The 44-year-old was taken to hospital, where she remains, and has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

In a statement, Diane Pye, headteacher at Rushbury CE Primary School, said:

I am deeply saddened to say that Archie Spriggs – a pupil at Rushbury Primary School – tragically died yesterday.

Archie was a wonderful, bubbly boy and a much loved member of our school. He was well respected and will be remembered very fondly as a good friend and pupil. He will be much missed by everyone who knew him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Archie and his family and we ask that people continue to respect their privacy at this difficult time.

– Diane Pye, headteacher at Rushbury CE Primary School
Police attended the house just after 6pm on Thursday 21st September Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

A spokesman for West Mercia police said officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had sent two ambulances and a paramedic to the scene, while the Midlands Air Ambulance was also dispatched.

Sadly, when ambulance staff arrived they found a boy who they were unable to revive and he was confirmed dead on scene.

A woman was also found with multiple serious injuries. The team worked to administer vital trauma care on scene before she was airlifted to hospital.