Twin sister of 6-year-old boy tragically killed by pellet gun bravely sits on horse-drawn carriage carrying his coffin

Stanley was found fatally injured at a property in Sproatley in East Yorkshire on July 26. He was shot in the abdomen in a tragic pellet gun accident. 


                            Twin sister of 6-year-old boy tragically killed by pellet gun bravely sits on horse-drawn carriage carrying his coffin

The twin sister of the six-year-old boy who passed away due to a pellet gun wound bravely sat on top of a horse-drawn carriage which was carrying his coffin. Little Elsie May was seen sitting on the beautiful carriage sporting Hull City FC's colors as she made her way for her sibling Stanley Metcalf's funeral. 

Elsie "absolutely loved" her twin and would do "everything" with him. She made sure to stand by Stanley's coffin which was being carried to Chanterlands Avenue Crematorium in Hull. She also waved out to her family when she spotted them in the crowd.

Stanley was found fatally injured at a property in Sproatley in East Yorkshire on July 26. He was shot in the abdomen in a tragic pellet gun accident. 



Unfortunately, little Stanley did not make it and passed away the very same day. Many of the child's closest friends and family were seen sporting the amber and black shirts of his favorite football team as they proceeded to bid him goodbye. A pair of white horses which were draped with the same color scheme was seen pulling the white carriage carrying his coffin to his funeral service. 

On the side of the carriage, was his name 'STANLEY' spelled out using flowers. The coffin passed around four Star Wars stormtroopers, Ironman, and Captain America as it was carried into the crematorium ground. Many people shed tears, and some were absolutely inconsolable. 



The Humberside Police issued a statement given by Stanley's family which read, "We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken without Stanley, and it still doesn't feel real we won't see his happy, smiling face again. There are no real words to express how the loss of Stanley has affected us, and we all miss him so much. He was so vibrant and full of energy, a typical six-year-old boy who just wanted to have fun and enjoy life, and he adored playing football."

"The condolences and support we have received have been incredibly touching, and we would like to thank everyone, friends, the general public and the media, for their kind words and sensitivity during what is such an emotional and devastating time for us," the statement continued. "Stanley's funeral will be a day dedicated to him, and for him, he is all that matters. Stanley was a loving, caring and beautiful boy, and there is a huge gap in all our lives now that will just never be filled," the statement concluded. 

Earlier on last month, Stanley's great-grandmother spoke of the tear-jerking and emotional heartbreak of having to break the devastating news to little Elsie. She also shared that the twins were very close. "His sister absolutely loved him to bits, and they would do everything together. I don't know how you're supposed to explain things like that to a six-year-old girl," the 84-year-old who chose to remain anonymous shared. "I've just been in floods of tears ever since it happened, I couldn't even sleep last night, just thinking about him and how tragic it all is," she continued.



The service was to be followed by a 'fun day' event in the city, as reported by Hull Daily Mail. Kayleigh Pepper who was the organizer of the event shared, "Stanley's family have made the decision not to have a wake as we know it but to celebrate his life in doing something that represents everything he stood for. The fun day will begin at 12.30pm, straight after Stanley's service and Jenny and Andy (Stanley's mum and dad) have one request, and that is for it to be as fun as it possibly can. This is what Stanley would have wanted, especially in seeing all of his family and friends smiling together."

"An investigation is ongoing, and various voluntary interviews have been conducted by officers to assist with inquiries. No arrests have been made," a Humberside Police spokeswoman revealed.