School pays tribute to boy killed in farm shooting

A school has paid tribute to a "popular student" who died from gunshot injuries in an incident on a farm in Broughton-in-Furness. Edward Gabbert, 15, died in hospital following the incident on Thursday night.

In a tribute to Edward, Millom School's executive head Ian Smith and its head of school Simon Laheney said:

Edward was a popular student, mature, immensely loyal to his friends and a real Cumbrian.

A true individual and lover of the great outdoors, Edward always knew his own mind and it's fair to say his passions lay outside school, but he always had great relationships with the staff at school who knew him.

A 35-year-old man from Barrow, who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the incident, has been bailed while inquiries continue.

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Boy shot on farm remembered

A school has paid tribute to a "popular student" who died from gunshot injuries in an incident on a farm in Broughton-in-Furness. Edward Gabbert, 15, died in hospital following the incident on Thursday night.