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When an unnamed Asian teenager dies: Daily Mail feeds off Mohammed Alam Naseem

by | 15th, February 2012

IN Lancashire, a 13 year old boy found dead in his bed. Karen writes:

The initial report, yesterday, contained few details but Lancs Police released this (it has been updated with his name today):

Det Insp Neil Ashton said: “The cause of this sudden death has not yet been confirmed but it is not being treated as suspicious and police are at this stage exploring the possibility that he suffocated. The Coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination will take place later this week. “

The Lancashire Telegraph have just updated their report today, with a few more details:

Darwen teenager found dead in his bed

The body of Mohammed Alam Naseem was discovered in his bed at Woodside House in Tockholes Road, Darwen, a specialist children’s home. Lancashire County Council confirmed the Asian teenager had recently been adopted by a Muslim family, but that placement had broken down and he had returned to the care home. “

They’ve quoted directly from the Lancs Police statement for the suspected cause of death.

I’ve just read the Daily Mail’s version of events:

Tragedy at care home as boy, 13, found dead ‘may have killed himself’ after adoption by family breaks down

Police investigating the tragic youngster’s death are looking into the possibility that he suffocated, adding that there were no suspicious circumstances. A formal cause of death is yet to be established. It is understood that police believe his death may have simply been a tragic accident.

They repeat the suffocation and no suspicious circumstances bits but it doesn’t say anywhere else that he might have killed himself.

He might well have done but where did the Mail get that information from?

I also notice they say “unnamed Asian teenager” but his name was released early this morning.

Whatever the circumstances, it’s sad when a child loses their life and I hope speculation doesn’t make his family and friends feel any worse than they already are. I can’t imagine how the adoptive family must be feeling.



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