Mourners gather in west Belfast for funeral of 11-year-old Leon Carlisle
MOURNERS gathered yesterday at the funeral of an 11-year-old boy described as a "star pupil" by family and friends.
Requiem Mass for Leon Carlisle was celebrated at Corpus Christi church in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast.
He died in a tragic accident at his home in New Barnsley on Wednesday night.
A past pupil of Holy Trinity Primary School, Leon had recently begun Year 8 at St Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School.
Holy Trinity said Leon was a "star pupil and was loved by all who met him".
Leon is survived by his parents John McNaughton and Lisa Carlisle, and brothers Sean and Logan.