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Missing boy died after 'slipping into pipe'

Seven-year-old Conley Thompson from Barnsley died after becoming trapped in a pipe at a construction site, his grandmother has said.

A search began for Conley on Sunday when he failed to come home after playing with friends. His body was found at the construction site on Monday morning.

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Body found in search for missing seven-year-old

Police searching for missing seven-year-old Conley Thompson have found the body of a child on a construction site, South Yorkshire Police said.

Police said they were strongly concerned about the whereabouts of Conley Thompson when launching the appeal last night. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Conley was reported missing shortly after 8pm last night when he failed to return home after playing with friends.

He was last seen at Locke Park in Barnsley where he had gone to meet his friends at around 6pm.

Crime teams in white forensic suits were this morning seen at a building site on Bank End Road close to Conley's family home on Underwood Avenue in Worsbrough.

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