Police Name Care Home Death Boy

Police have named a 15-year-old boy who died after being taken ill at a Staffordshire residential care home. Ben Pointon, from Nine Foot Lane, Tamworth, was a resident at the Gables home in Burton-upon-Trent when he had a cardiac arrest. Staffordshire Police said on Tuesday they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Ambulance crews were called to the home on Sunday and resuscitated the boy, but he died later in hospital.