Tributes to Clarets fan (13) found dead at home

Henry Tattersall
Henry Tattersall
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Tributes have been paid to a teenage Burnley Football Club season ticket holder who was found hanged.

Henry Tattersall, from Rossendale, was discovered in his bedroom around 5-20pm on Monday.

He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 6-30pm.

Police attended the scene and have established there are no suspicious circumstances. A file will be prepared and passed to HM Coroner.

His family is being supported by specially trained police officers and tributes have flooded in on social networking sites.

Henry’s mother Eve and stepfather Lee paid the following tribute to their son on behalf of the family. They said: “Henry was a fearless, adventurous child who loved his sport, especially football and golf. Burnley FC was his passion and he was a season ticket holder.

“The picture of Henry was taken in May this year just after he had been zorbing. He loved this experience and was at his happiest when he was outside.

“Henry attended Holy Trinity School, Stackheads before going to Fearns, Oswaldtwistle School and most recently Brambles East in Darwen. Henry struggled to fit in at school but had been loving life at Brambles East and was settled.

“A typical Henry story is that of him having a bet with his Uncle Neil that he could eat 20 Brussel sprouts on Christmas day two years ago for £20. Henry managed it and was banging on his Uncle’s front door at 8am the next morning wanting payment.

“Henry was a cheeky, funny and impulsive child who has left a massive hole in the family that cannot be filled.”

John Rider Head Teacher at Brambles East School, Darwen, said: “Henry started at Brambles East School in September 2013 and had been with us for seven weeks. He settled in very quickly and had become a very popular pupil with both staff and his peers. He joined in fully in school life and was making excellent progress with his work and his behaviour. Staff and pupils alike will miss his quiet smile and calm manner.”