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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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Flowers left for Conley Thompson after body discovery

Floral tributes have begun being laid close to the construction site where a child's body, believed to be missing seven-year-old Conley Thompson, has been found.

A woman was seen bringing flowers to the construction site in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Police forensic officers were seen searching the site on Bank End Road after the body was found at 8.30am. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
The grim discovery came around 12 hours after the schoolboy was reported missing having failed to return to his family home. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

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