The family of Harry Sykes have been informed by West Yorkshire Police, that they are conducting a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teenager’s death whilst on a trip to France in September 2018, with Halifax Elite Rugby Academy.

The RFL Benevolent Fund is continuing to support Harry’s family, who remain deeply upset at their tragic loss. Harry’s family have asked that their privacy, and that of his friends and team-mates be respected, we have every confidence in the police to conduct a full and thorough investigation.

No further statements will be issued, until the UK authorities have concluded their investigation.

Statement issued by the Sykes/Burton family, through  the RFL Benevolent Fund