Missing boy, 12, found hanged

A MISSING 12-year-old boy has been found hanging from a tree, police said.

A MISSING 12-year-old boy has been found hanging from a tree, police said.

Joe Richardson was taken to hospital after he was discovered near his home in Upholland, West Lancashire, yesterday night but died soon after.

It is understood the youngster was found hanged by a rope swing. The death is not being treated as suspicious.