TRAGIC SCHOOLBOY Tyrese Glasgow died of asphyxiation, an inquest at Stockport was told.
The Mossley youngster, who attended Saddleworth School, was 12 years old when he died on June 15, 2016.
Hundreds attended his funeral in Oldham after a solemn procession along the High Street which brought Uppermill to a standstill.
Pupils from Saddleworth School lined both sides of the road, observing impeccable silence as the hearse and funeral party, led by local PC Lee Cullen, passed through the village.
An inquest into Tyrese’s death was opened on June 28 last year and concluded in the last week of May 2017.
The inquest heard how mum Katy found her son in his bedroom. Tyrese was taken to Tameside Hospital where he later died.
Coroner Miss Anna Morris was told the medical cause of death was acute asphyxiation by a neck ligature. She recorded a narrative conclusion into the death of the popular boy.
A narrative conclusion, introduced in 2004, allows the Coroner to set out the circumstances of the death in a detailed way based on the evidence heard.
Speaking to the Correspondent last year mum Katy described her son as “such a loveable lad. But he never sensed any danger.
“He just thought he was untouchable. All his life was an adventure. He always thought he could achieve anything.
“He just had a cheeky grin that enabled him to get away with things. Nothing fazed him or brought him down.”
Tyrese was brought up in Moorside and attended St Anne’s RC School, Greenacres,
He started at Saddleworth School in September 2015 while the family moved to Mossley four years ago.
Tyrese will never be forgotten by his former school mates. On Thursday, June 15 year eight pupils will hold a special ceremony in his memory.
At 3pm, they will release balloons, attached with personal messages, as a tribute.
Half an hour later the rest of the school will be invited to let off their own balloons and messages.
A woodland memorial to Tyrese has also been created by his family and friends at Dovestone Reservoir, Greenfield.