Tributes have been paid today to a nine-year-old British boy, who died after a fall while on holiday in Malaysia. Matthew Hamer played for a junior team at Ovington Cricket Club in York. The team's coach, Alan Fletcher, told the Yorkshire Post:
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said today that it could not confirm details of a boy who died in a fall while on holiday in Malaysia due to his age. Reports suggest that Matthew Hamer fell from a window or fire escape.
"We are aware of the death of a British national and we are providing consular assistance," a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said today.
A nine-year-old boy has died in a fall while on holiday in Malaysia. Matthew Hamer, who lived in York, fell from a hotel in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
His parents, Professor Jane Hill and Dr Keith Hamer, who are academics at universities in York and Leeds, are said to still be in Malaysia.