Mother's tributes to Pembroke schoolboy found dead at school

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who was found hanged in woodland at a Pembroke School has paid tribute to her son.

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Mother's tribute to Pembroke schoolboy found hanged

The mother of a teenage boy found hanged at a school in Pembrokeshire last week has paid tribute to him.

Derek was much loved by all his family and friends, and we are devastated by his loss.

He loved life and was a ‘free runner’, which he was very passionate about.

He had a big, strong support network which he appreciated very much and he’d been through tough times in his life and pulled through.

He will be missed terribly and we will always remember him.

– Kristina, Derek Brundrett's mother


Death of boy, 14, at Pembroke Comprehensive School

Police were called to the school in Pembroke, West Wales at 2pm

Dyfed Powys Police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy at Pembroke Comprehensive School this afternoon.

He was found hanged in a woodland area of the school after disappearing from his lunch break.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the boy's family have been informed as well as the coroner.

A police spokesperson said:

"Pembrokeshire Police have commenced enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a 14 year old boy which occurred in Pembroke Comprehensive School.

"Police school liaison officers have been working with the school to ensure the well being of the rest of the pupils."

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