A FAMILY has paid tribute to a four-year-old East Lancashire boy after his tragic death on Friday night.

Paramedics were called to the home of George Spencer in Clitheroe, some time before 7.30pm.

An ambulance took George, who has a twin brother, Arthur, to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

But it has been confirmed that the youngster died a short time after his admittance to hospital.

An inquiry will now take place on behalf of the Lancashire coroner to ascertain the cause of the four-year-old's death.

His family has tonight issued a statement remembering their "loving, caring and funny boy", who was said to be never happier than when he was playing with his brother.

The statement in full is: "George was very loving, caring, funny and always willing to give lots of hugs and kisses, ‘1,000 kisses’ he would say.

"He was happiest playing outdoors in the woods or by the river with his twin brother, Arthur.

"He was liked and loved by everybody who met him.

"We would ask that our privacy is respected at this time”

A Lancashire Police spokesman has confirmed that officers will be assisting the Lancashire coroner in establishing a cause of death for George but there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the matter.