Tributes to "inspirational" Beaufort pupil Cain Westcarr
TRIBUTES have flooded in for an "inspirational" 12-year-old boy from Gloucester who has died.
The death of Cain Westcarr, a pupil at Beaufort Community School, in Holmleigh Park, Tuffley, has come as a huge shock to his classmates and friends.
His death is not being treated as suspicious but police officers confirmed they had been called to a home in Seymour Road, Gloucester, at 1.40pm on Sunday.
A police spokesman said: "Despite the best efforts of paramedics and staff at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, where he was subsequently taken for treatment, the boy was sadly declared deceased at hospital.
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"The coroner has been informed and police have launched an investigation, however the death is not being treated as suspicious and there is not believed to be any third party involvement.
"The boy's family are being supported by police."
Headteacher of Beaufort, Malcolm Bride, said: "I have spoken to the staff and pupils to inform them this has tragically happened and support has been offered to anyone who needs it.
"The whole school is shocked and saddened by this and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."
Tributes to Cain flooded social networking website Facebook where people wrote messages of condolence on pages 'R.I.P. Cain Westcarr' and 'Cain Westcarr forever in our hearts'.
Lara Mulobela said: "My words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for your loss.
"Your son was an inspiration to everyone around him.
"You were so blessed and lucky to have known his beauty, keep his spirit alive with the many sacred memories and always keep that close to your heart."
Sarah Keyse said: "There's a lot of hearts breaking over you tonight little man. Such a tragic loss of life and again too young. Rest in peace Cain."
Tara Smith, whose son was a friend, said: "RIP young man and may you forever shine in the spirits of your family."
Courtney King said: "RIP young man, another life taken too young. Sleep tight another angel up in heaven."
And Tracey Haile added: "RIP Cain, you will always be remembered, you will always be the brightest star shining down on us."
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