Tributes have been paid to a 22-year old with ‘boundless energy and generous spirit’ who died in an industrial accident.

Connor Borthwick, from Wigan, had suffered serious injuries in the incident which proved fatal.

Emergency services were called on Thursday afternoon to a report of an industrial accident on business premises on Bruce Street, Blackburn.

In a statement, Mr Borthwick’s family said: “Our son and brother, Connor, was a light that shone brightly, if only for 22 years.

“His boundless energy and generous spirit enriched the lives of whoever he met. He loved his friends and family.

“We have been overwhelmed by the love and support we have received since his death.

"It is a real testament to the way he touched so many people’s lives in a positive way and enriched ours beyond measure. We will miss him so much.”

Police are in the early stages of a joint investigation into the circumstances of Connor's death with the Health and Safety Executive and those enquiries are ongoing.