Head’s tribute to dead teenager

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The headteacher of a Prescot teenager found dead in a park on Thursday has paid tribute to an “extremely popular” boy who will be remembered for his lovely smile.

Terry Hall, 13, was discovered in Stadt Moer Park by a member of the public.

Police say they are not treating his death as suspicious.

Judy Walker, headteacher at Knowsley Park School in Prescot, said “Terry was an extremely popular boy who was always happy and cheerful.

“He was always keen to learn and particularly loved general knowledge and memorising interesting facts. He’ll certainly be remembered for the lovely smile that he always had.

“Everyone at the school is devastated at this tragic loss of a young boy who was so full of fun and had so much potential.”

Pupils at the Knowsley Park Lane school are being comforted by specially-trained staff and a book of remembrance has been opened at the school.

Terry was pronounced dead by emergency workers after he was found by a member of the public.

A force spokeswoman said: “At this time there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

“Officers are working with the coroner to establish the full circumstances of the boy’s death.”