Tributes for a ‘bright star’

rossparry.co.uk/syndication'Picture shows Jack Yates who died after plunging down a stairwell void while on a day out with pals at York racecourse.'The 21-year-old farm shop worker from Bradford, West Yorks., who had been at the race meeting with a 'group of friends, was pronounced dead at the scene following what police described as a "tragic accident".'It is understood Mr Yates fell down the void between an internal stairwell at the stand, rather than from a balcony or down a flight of stairs
rossparry.co.uk/syndication'Picture shows Jack Yates who died after plunging down a stairwell void while on a day out with pals at York racecourse.'The 21-year-old farm shop worker from Bradford, West Yorks., who had been at the race meeting with a 'group of friends, was pronounced dead at the scene following what police described as a "tragic accident".'It is understood Mr Yates fell down the void between an internal stairwell at the stand, rather than from a balcony or down a flight of stairs
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Tributes have poured in following the “tragic” death of Jack Yates.

An inquest into the death of the 21-year-old who was killed when he plunged from a stairwell at York racecourse has been opened and adjourned.

York Racecourse.

York Racecourse.

Jack, of Queensbury, was pronounced dead on Saturday, following an outing with friends.

The incident took place at 5.30pm after Jack – who worked at Keelham Farm Shop in Queensbury - fell from the Knavesmire Stand.

Police described Jack’s death as a “tragic accident”.

It is understood that the university graduate fell down the void between the internal stairwell, rather than from a balcony or down a flight of stairs.

Speaking to the Courier, Jack’s manager Susan Thomas said: “Obviously the whole team has been devastated by the event. Jack was so well liked at Keelham, such a lovely young man and such a bright star. He had a bright future ahead of him.”

Susan added that the farm shop had started a collection for Jack’s family while a Facebook page in his memory had also been set up.

“There’s some absolutely lovely comments on there,” she said.

Meanwhile FC Halifax Town has also been offering its condolences.

A statement on the team’s website reads: “Rest in peace Jack,” after explaining he and his brother Craig were both regulars at the Shaymen’s games.

York Race Course declined to comment on the case saying it was a police investigation.