Family's tribute to Jordan Moore following tragic death in Lanarkshire woodland

The nine-year-old boy who died in a Lesmahagow woodland last weekend has been named by police as Jordan Moore.

Jordan’s family paid tribute to “the most loving, caring, happy, handsome wee boy”.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragedy, which happened near Abbeygreen Road just before 7pm on Sunday.

Jordan’s family said in a statement: “Our Jordan was the most loving, caring, happy, handsome wee boy. He’ll forever be in all our hearts.”

Detective Inspector Vicki Douglas said: “Our thoughts are with Jordan’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“His family are being supported by officers and have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.”

Officers were called to a report of concern for a child in the wooded area in Lesmahagow around 6.50pm on Sunday, June 2.

Emergency services attended, but Jordan was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Scotland said: “Following a post mortem examination, there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Jordan was a pupil at Woodpark Primary, and head teacher Debbie MacKenna described him as “an energetic, fun-loving boy who was loyal to his friends and family, and was loved by us all”.

Paying tribute, she said: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Jordan, who was a valued member of our school community. His radiant smile, his singing and dancing and his sense of humour lit up our school.

“We keep Jordan’s family and friends very much in our thoughts and prayers, and we will continue to support our school community at this very sad time.”

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