Wyther Lane: Tributes are paid to Bramley youngster Myles Johnstone


Floral tributes are being laid at the gates of an abandoned building where Bramley 14-year-old Myles Johnstone lost his life.

Tragedy: Myles ‘Mylo’ Johnstone of Bramley.

The Leeds West Academy pupil, known as Mylo to his friends, died from his injuries after falling at disused industrial premises off Wyther Lane on Thursday evening.

Flowers, candles and teddies have been left at the entrance to the building, with a steady flow of visitors leaving moving tributes.

One read:

“You made such a huge impact to everyone’s life around you are truly missed. We are all heartbroken. Sleep Tight until we meet again.”

Another added

“Can’t believe you were taken so early, always knew how to cheer everyone up. We always had funny times at West 11. Rest in paradise bro, you will never be forgotten.”

And one simply said:

“Gutted. Thought are with Mylo’s family at this sad time.”

It is believed Myles had gone to the site with friends and had been on the roof when he fell through into the building.

Leeds West Academy principal Christian Wilcocks said in an open letter that pastoral staff were supporting our students following the tragedy. He said:

“Our pastoral team and the local authority has provided incredible support to those students who needed it and the school day has continued in a calm manner, with students demonstrating maturity, kindness and respect. Over the next week we will be providing means for our students to pay their respects and share their memories as a whole school community.

“In the meantime, I would like to thank our local community for their support during this very painful time. May I please ask that we all respect the privacy of the family as we work together to support one another.”

As the summer holidays approach police have warned youngsters not to climb on abandoned buildings.

A 12-year-old boy was hurt in Armley two weeks ago when he fell at the former Pennine Castings factory.






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