A 12-year-old boy has sadly died after suffering 'serious injuries' at a popular attraction in Staffordshire.

Officers and medical crews raced down to SnowDome in Tamworth after receiving reports of a child who was injured.

They were called at around 6.40pm this evening, (Friday, September 24), after the boy had been left seriously wounded during an activity at the facility.

Tragically, the boy was later pronounced dead. Specialist police officers are now looking after his family.

Police also confirmed that a man was injured following the incident, and is being treated by medical staff.

They also urged people not to share pictures or video of the incident, and not to speculate about what had happened.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "We were called at 6.40pm this evening (Sept 24) to reports that a child had been seriously injured during an activity in the Snow Dome in Tamworth.

"Officers attended the location along with ambulance crews who treated a boy at the scene.

"Sadly, the boy, aged 12, died of his injuries shortly afterwards.

"His parents are being supported by officers. Our thoughts are with them.

"A man is also being treated for injuries. We would kindly urge people not to speculate about the incident or share any images/footage there may be.

"The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been informed of the incident.

"Anyone who has information about the incident can contact us on 101 or via social media ref 665 of 24 September."

Police patrol cars were pictured outside of the indoor skiing facility.

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