Minute’s silence planned in memory of tragic Barnsley boy Conley Thompson

Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough
Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough

A minute’s silence will be held across Barnsley on Monday in memory of Conley Thompson.

The seven-year-old was found dead on a construction site on Bank End Road, Worsbrough, on Monday morning.

Conley vanished on Sunday evening sparking a huge police search after telling his mother he was going out to play with friends.

The youngster was found dead the following morning after becoming stuck in a vertical pipe on the construction site.

People across Barnsley will take part in a minute’s silence to remember Conley at noon on Monday, August 3.

An appeal to raise £5,000 for his funeral has attracted donations totalling more than £2,600 in its first few days.

Conley’s grandmother Deborah Fraser paid tribute to him as ‘a lovely little lad’ with a ‘smile that could light up a room.’

It is understood Conley, of Underwood Avenue in Worsbrough Dale, had played on the site frequently, despite being warned not to.

Police are appealing for help to piece together’s Conley’s last movements on Sunday evening.