Tributes paid to 12-year-old boy found dying at Mossley home
Monday 27th June 2016 @ 12:35 by Adam Higgins
Mossley & Saddleworth News

Heartfelt tributes have been paid across social media to a 12-year-old Tameside boy found dying at his home.

Police and paramedics were called to an address on Manchester Road in Mossley just after 5pm on Wednesday evening last week and found Tyrese Glasgow.

He was taken to hospital but died later.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly after 5pm on Wednesday, June 15, police were called to an address on Manchester Road in Mossley. Emergency services attended and a 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital but sadly died. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a file has been prepared for the coroner.”

Tyrese was a pupil at Saddleworth School in Uppermill.

In a statement on their website, the Year 7 student is described as a “wonderful boy, who was exceptionally polite, lively, popular and had the most infectious smile”.

Headteacher Matthew Milburn said: “He was a friend to everyone and especially to his form members 7D. He was very much an active member of the form, showing his beautiful happy personality every day.

“He was so keen to please and worked so hard to settle into Saddleworth School and to embrace opportunities like joining the Cross Country team, Quad Kids and being involved in our pupil panel for staff interviews.

“The school has lost a role model of a pupil.”

Tyrese had just been rewarded with a special Year 7 star of the half term award.

The school said it was working closely with the police, local council and medical teams to ensure that they manage the situation as sensitively as possible for staff and pupils.

A series of assemblies were held at the school on Friday.

An online fundraiser – set up by Tyrese’s aunt Nicole Cross – to help raise £1,000 to pay for Tyrese’s funeral has now raised more than £5,000.

She stated her sister Katy, Tyrese’s mother, was ‘truly and utterly heartbroken’ and so she wanted to do everything she could to help at this tragic time.

She writes on the page: “The amount of support, love, donations, kind words, nice memories we have received is just absolutely amazing!

“Tyrese has touched so many hearts these past few days… family, old friends, new friends, Tyrese’s friends, teachers, support workers, youth club workers, strangers so many different people, Tyrese will be grinning from ear to ear knowing how popular he is! All we can now do is give Tyrese his last special day by giving him a beautiful send off he deserves.”

To add to the donations, you can visit