‘Shocked’ community pays tribute to former Keighley man who plunged to his death

Tributes to Maurice Tretton, who died in Bingley, have been attached to electricity  sub-station  railings next to Guard House Ring, and (far left) the block of flats where his body was discovered

Tributes to Maurice Tretton, who died in Bingley, have been attached to electricity sub-station railings next to Guard House Ring, and (far left) the block of flats where his body was discovered

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A shocked community is rallying round in tribute to a 20-year-old man who plunged to his death from a tower block.

Friends on the Braithwaite estate, where Maurice Raymond Tretton – known as Moz – lived until recently, are fundraising to support the family.

A banner and other tributes have been placed close to the Ring.

“We couldn’t believe it when we heard what had happened,” said Angela Murray, who had known Mr Tretton since he was a baby.

“He was a real ‘jack the lad’ and had a lot of friends. He was very popular.”

She and her niece, Jodie Murray, and several friends are raising funds and planning events in his memory.

A collection box has been placed in the newsagents by the Ring, and a Facebook page set-up.

“We want to give him a good send-off and help the family,” said Miss Murray.

She said Mr Tretton until recently lived in North Dean Road, and had attended Guard House and Oakbank schools.

His mum still lives at Braithwaite.

Police were called to Adelaide House in Bingley soon after 4am on Saturday where Mr Tretton, who had moved to the block, was found lying on the ground outside the flats.

Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, of Bradford CID, said: “We were called to a report that a man had fallen from the sixth floor of a property at Crosley Wood Road, Bingley.

“He was treated by paramedics, but died at the scene.

“Inquiries are ongoing, but at this stage there is nothing to suggest any third party involvement in the death.”

Floral tributes were left at the scene during the weekend.

Residents at the complex – one of a number of tower blocks in Crosley Wood Road – also spoke of their shock about what had happened.

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