The family of a 12-year-old boy who died after falling from the roof of a derelict building have described him as a ‘happy, cheeky and caring rogue’.
Adam Johnson died after falling from a roof while exploring the old Aida Bliss factory in City Road, Chester Green, on Friday evening.
The youngster had been inside the building with friends when the incident happened at about 7.30pm.
Floral tributes have been left at the scene, along with hundreds of messages of condolence being posted on social media since his death.
Adam’s family have now issued a tribute to him, and thanked those who have been in touch to offer their support.
They said: “We, as a family, would like to thank each and every single person – friends, family and even people we have never met – for your love, condolences and support after the tragic death of our darling boy.
“Adam, as all who knew him would say, was a happy, cheeky and caring rogue who was full of life and laughter. This is how we remember him and how we would like everyone to remember him, too.
“When you think of Adam, smile.”
An inquest into Adam’s death is due to open at Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner’s Court tomorrow.
Officers have also reissued an appeal for information relating to the incident. Were you in the area or the factory itself?
If you can help and haven’t yet been in touch, please call DS Sally Dachtler on 101.