Councillor Sean Coughlan, Leader of Walsall Council said
“I am shocked and saddened by the tragic incident that occurred in Ryder’s Hayes on Tuesday evening. The loss of this young man’s life is upsetting and my thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the young man concerned, as well as the wider community affected by this awful event.
Walsall Council is working closely with schools and other agencies, including the landowners, to gain a full understanding of what has happened. Our Children's Services have been liaising with schools to support friends of the victim as needed. “