Statement following the Inquest into the death of Lucas Carter Date published: 15th June 2018 11.31am

Today, Friday 15 June, Cheshire coroner Claire Welch concluded that Lucas Carter died as a result of an accident.

The eight-year-old died in the early hours of Sunday 30 October 2016 following a fire at his home on Platt Avenue, Sandbach.

Following the conclusion of today’s inquest Detective Chief Inspector Alison Ross said: “I would like to express our deepest sympathies to Lucas’ family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“Lucas was a young boy who was loved by all those who knew him and his life was tragically cut short. This case has had a profound impact on all those involved, including the local community and the emergency services who attended on the night and our thoughts are very much with his family and all those who knew him.”