Following the tragic events at Beamish Museum on Sunday afternoon, in which a 7 year old boy was killed in an accident involving a steam traction engine, Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, said:

“I was deeply saddened to hear about this tragic accident at Beamish, in which a young boy lost his life, and my thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone at the museum at this terrible time.”

“We must now allow the police and the Health and Safety Executive to carry out their investigations in order to fully establish the facts of the events leading to this tragedy.”