HUNDREDS of people turned out to a vigil in memory of a 16-year-old boy who died in an accident while working at a factory.

Cameron Minshull suffered a serious head injury after he became trapped in machinery at a factory in Huntley Mount Road, Bury, on Tuesday.

Friends and family gathered outside his former school, Radcliffe Riverside High, on Friday evening to pay their respects and release lanterns.

Cameron, from Unsworth, Bury, had been working as an apprentice at the factory for three weeks.

Greater Manchester Police and the Health And Safety Executive have started a joint investigation into the incident.

In a statement, Cameron’s family said: “We have lost a very precious part of our lives and there are no words that can describe how we are feeling.

“Cameron was a much loved son, brother, nephew , grandson, great-grandson and a friend to many. He will leave a big hole in many people's hearts.

“We just ask at this terrible time if we could have some space to grieve as a family.”