Boy, aged 9, found hanged

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A nine-year-old schoolboy was found hanged by his own dressing gown cord in a bedroom of his home, police said last night.

Dale Clough was found hanging from a top bunk in a flat in Stonehouse, Plymouth. Neighbours believe the boy was found, late on Saturday night, by his brother Daryl, seven, who alerted his parents, Karen Clough, 27, and Wayne Harford, 32, who also have five-month-old twin daughters, Kacey and Debbie.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police stressed: "This is not a suicide, it is not a game, purely a tragic accident."