Boy of 12 dies in tractor accident

A 12-year-old boy has died after being run over by a farm tractor he was driving.

The tragedy happened around 11am on Sunday morning (25 March) near the Leicestershire village of Kibworth Beauchamp.

Police have named the boy as Sam Stanbridge. 

It is believed the tractor rolled 150 yards down a field before crashing into the Grand Union Canal. It is not clear how the boy left the tractor before the accident.

He was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but died later.

* Accidents on farm. Last year FWi looked at the reasons behind the increase in child deaths on farms