Teens will face no further action over death of schoolboy Ben Wragge

Tributes and flowers for Ben Wragge at Thurston Community College.

Picture Mark Westley ANL-160305-100024009
Tributes and flowers for Ben Wragge at Thurston Community College. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160305-100024009

Two teenagers who were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a popular schoolboy have been told they will face no further action.

Ben Wragge, 13, died after being shot in the side of the neck with an airgun pellet as an airgun was being passed around between friends on May 1.

The Thurston Community College student was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where he later died.

The two teenagers were detained as police made enquiries into Ben’s death.

Following a full investigation, police consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service and no further action will be taken against either of the boys.

An inquest was formally opened last month into the death of Ben.

The inquest was adjourned until November.

Following his death, Helen Wilson, principal of Thurston Community College, described Ben as a ‘mature and intelligent young man’.

She said: “As a member of Year 9 and Penrose House, he was an extremely likeable character, whose calm and respectful demeanour made him popular across the college.

“Ben will be sadly missed by his friends and staff.”